An ancient Chinese proverb says, “May you live in interesting times.” My life has been extremely interesting. I have been blessed and I have struggled with both good and bad fortune, and I’m still standing, and still waiting for the best days to come. I have a positive attitude and a desire to live each moment while still facing forward.
My father, an attorney in a small community called Cherry Hills, Colorado, had settled there after serving in WWII as a pilot.
His combat experience and legal expertise led him to a life of service through politics. That drive impacted me greatly, as I saw the impact he could have by helping his constituents conquer seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
He served in the Colorado State Senate, the US House of Representatives, the US Senate, and ended his career as Ambassador to Switzerland.
From a very early age I learned how to interact with people from all different walks of life, how to behave, and most importantly, how to be of service.
Dad was the only member of Congress at the time to list his home phone number in Denver in the Washington DC phone book and his office number in the Denver phone book, so people who needed to speak to him could find him easily. This led of course to my answering many calls from other government officials and from distraught constituents who had sometimes serious problems. In more than a few of those cases, when my father was unavailable, I was able to be of assistance, connecting these folks to people who were in a position to be of immediate assistance in my father’s absence.
I developed a passion for being of service, and as a result I studied and practiced a Japanese healing art called Jin Shin Jyutsu for fifteen years.
Then I decided to see if I could make a go of it in the nonprofit world. I had a very successful career, raising over $8 million for several different health-based organizations.
Now my focus is on continuing to be of service, using my training and my skill as a writer, and my work ethic, to help bring much needed revenues to worthy causes.
I look forward to being of service to you!