I have lived in Alaska for 12 years and was “transplanted” to this amazing state by my husband who was born and raised in Palmer. On our first date he was emphatic in his storytelling of Palmer, its importance in his upbringing, and desire to move back to Palmer for the rest of his life. After moving here I completely understand why. I am happy that we have the ability to raise our three children here in Palmer.
Since moving to Palmer I worked in the non-profit sector for six years before “retiring” to be a stay at home mom, run a sole-proprietor graphic design business and been active in the Palmer Lions Club. Through these experiences in the community I have loved getting to know many of the families who have a rich history with Palmer and exemplify the sense of community/values that it stands for.
I was drawn to the Palmer Community Foundation with its ability to be a foundation that is both sustainable on its own through growing its endowment fund and with its ability to provide grants for any non-profit/philanthropic organizations that will help improve our community and continuing the mission to keep it the amazing place it is to live. I love the small town feel, neighbors helping neighbors, and sense of community that is core to the many who call it home. Palmer is full of amazing people who care and support one another, and I want to be a part of continuing its wonderful legacy.