How long have you been a CASA?
Since Sept 1996 so that would make it 21 plus years. Four of those years, I was as Case Coordinator.
What brought you to apply to become a CASA?
We moved from California and I had some free time and always had said I would like to volunteer more so when I saw the announcement for the CASA training, I applied. I felt my objectivity and tenacity would be useful traits in advocating for a child.
Besides being a CASA advocate, what do you like to do in your spare time?
As all our family is outside of Indiana we travel a great deal to keep in touch with our five children and 15 grandkids. Then we travel to see the world. So, Travel, Travel, Travel….
What do you love the most about being a CASA?
Seeing positive outcomes for some children and the wonderful support system that is provided by CASA staff to the volunteers.
And now for a little fun, what’s a hidden talent or unusual fact that most people don’t know about you?
While in Tanzania this past August, I portrayed the role of a Maasai bride when visiting a Maasai village. It was great fun. I also hula hoop for exercise.