How long have you been a CASA?
I have been a CASA for 5 years.
What brought you to apply to become a CASA?
When I retired from teaching I wanted a meaningful way to contribute to the community I had just moved to. I had spent 38 years trying to make a difference in the lives of children, and I wanted to continue to do that. CASA gave me that opportunity.
Besides being a CASA advocate, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy spending time with family and friends, travel, reading, and playing bridge. I also enjoy cross stitch, but haven’t done much lately. It’s something I want to start doing again.
What do you love the most about being a CASA?
I feel useful and productive when I problem solve and advocate for the best interest of the children. I get satisfaction from trying to help parents make their lives better, and to make stable, safe homes for their children.
And now for a little fun, what’s a hidden talent or unusual fact that most people don’t know about you?
I spent almost 14 years living and teaching in Melbourne, Australia. During that time I became an avid Australian Rules Football fan. I would argue there is no better sport in the world.