My husband & I have lived in EWH since 2020, when we completed a house on property we bought from the Port. I am currently a Clinical Research Nurse in Infectious Diseases at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, after spending five years at bedside as a critical care cardiac nurse at Christ Hospital.
Before moving to Cincinnati to attend nursing school, I lived in coastal Washington state, where I was a farmer & professional baker for almost 10 years. I raised pastured poultry for meat & eggs, and sheep for market lamb & wool, as well as worked on an 80-acre mixed vegetable & livestock farm. In addition, we had a small herd of dairy goats for personal use. I was also on the Board of Directors, including a term as Board President, of the Island Grown Farmer’s Co-Op, a cooperative of small-to-mid-scale livestock producers in three counties in western WA state who operate the first USDA-inspected mobile slaughter unit in the country.
I am a passionate cook & baker, and firmly believe in using sustainable, local ingredients. I also believe that all people should not only have access to fresh, affordable, nutritious food and food products, but also access to learn or strengthen the skills and knowledge to use those products.