I have lived in Summerland for 35 years, and married into an old Summerland family (MacDonald School). My husband and I have three grown children who are fourth generation Summerlanders. I am a graduate of BCIT in Biological Sciences and Food Production and have worked as a research technician, business manager and orchardist, all in the tree fruit industry. As well as spending countless hours volunteering in the community, I have served seven years on the board of the BC Fruit Growers Association (BCFGA) and a number of other communities. My experience, knowledge, and understanding of community issues, as well as the balance of age, family and work life will allow me to be available, approachable and committed. The continuation of efforts to supply Garnet Valley with dependable domestic water would be among my top priorities.