Global Community

In June of 2008 and 2010, I participated in the fund-raising and climbing effort to climb the 14,179-foot Mt. Shasta in Northern California for Climb Against the Odds 2010, the 11th major mountain expedition hosted by the Breast Cancer Fund. I will continue to support the Breast Cancer Fund’s groundbreaking work to identify and eliminate the environmental causes of the disease, including toxic chemicals found in our everyday environment. Climb Against the Odds directly supports the policy initiatives, corporate accountability campaigns and other innovative programs that aim to stop this disease before it starts.

To learn more about the Breast Cancer Fund, please visit:




Local Community

Since 2006, I have been serving on the Board of Directors of the Mt. Shasta Nordic Ski Organization. As an active skier, I am passionate about its mission and have enjoyed volunteering my time, organizing fund-raising events and donating as a major business sponsor.

Mt Shasta Nordic is a a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting quality Nordic experiences. This economically-viable, community-based non-profit organization that strives to inspire a passion for Nordic skiing by providing marked back country and groomed Nordic trails to a broad range of skiers in the Northern California/Southern Oregon region. Through the financial support from members, partners, and the community, we offer donation-based Nordic ski trail access, a full-service facility, and an array of ski programs for diverse populations.

To learn more about Mt. Shasta Nordic, please visit:


Another local cause that I am passionate about giving back to is The Siskiyou Land Trust. The SLT is dedicated to long-term stewardship of agricultural, forest and wildlands in Siskiyou County by working with willing landowners, agencies and organizations. To learn more about the Siskiyou Land Trust, please visit: