What is the best thing about living in your community?
The care and support we give each other. To see people from all sorts of occupations, levels of education, and incomes laugh together, eat together, and play together. At the end of the day we’re all in this together.
What was the most important factor in your decision to move to your community?
The pull of the Sandhills and a connection I felt to this land. I want to be a part of preserving this way of life, yet also helping my community navigate what is ahead.
What would you tell someone who is thinking about returning to Greater Nebraska?
It’s possible! You can find a way to make it work. You are NEEDED and WANTED in Greater Nebraska.
How would you describe your experience serving on your local affiliated fund?
It’s been a wonderful and fun way to help both of my communities of Taylor and Burwell. It has helped me realize all the good that is happening in our area, and if I cannot find the good, then it has been a great way to help create good where it is needed.
What drew you to the NCF network?
The NCF network is full of passionate, hard-working folks who care about our communities. Their enthusiasm is contagious! I feel as though NCF is making real change. It’s not a hard sell because the people of the community can look around and see with their own eyes how it is helping. I also like how NCF is “no strings attached.” There is no fine print; people give to their community and the community reaps the rewards. Period.