First attracted by the progressive, earthcare congregation at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church in 2007, I discovered in Shepherdstown a conservation-minded community with a strong and varied arts culture, a rich educational and cultural network with Shepherd University, and a delightful proximity to the beautiful, powerful Potomac River and nearby Appalachian Trail. I am eager to move to Shepherd Village when homes first become available.
Since my husband John and I met on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, in 1973, we have enjoyed the Potomac and its tributaries, canoeing, camping and hiking, delighting in the rich wildlife and natural beauty of the area. We now live along a gravel road that winds beside Catoctin Creek in nearby Frederick County MD where I enjoy the considerable, lush beauty of the rural and stream side environment near home. Following a primary career developing affordable housing in urban and rural settings, I launched an encore career in 2003 in watershed management, helping organize a diverse watershed alliance and coordinating restoration projects along the Monocacy River and its tributaries. Leaving paid work in 2009, I have had a varied retirement with family, gardening, mission and now team work to develop Shepherd Village.
I enjoy friends, reading, dogs and horses, gardening and local foods. I value stream-side contemplation and the sound of flowing water. I have close friends since college days among Rama Indians on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua. John and I have two adult daughters nearby. One is an excellent vegetarian chef. The other manages a local pub and recently gave birth to our first grandchild.