Why were you drawn to Friends of Frog Ferry?
Well…it was a bit serendipitous. When leaving my previous employer, a co-worker asked if I wanted to help FFF. I said “Yes, of course”, not knowing a whole lot about the organization. Low and behold, Susan and I had worked together a couple years earlier at Erickson Inc. (a global helicopter company) …Portland is a small world. And, I immediately fell in love with the project/mission.
What role do you play on the team?
I keep track of the finances for FFF, which is simply a natural role for me given my expertise. I help Susan and the Board by putting together the budget and reporting out actual financial results.
What are some of your personal interests and passions?
Getting out and enjoying our natural world, I love doing that. When left to her own devices, Mother Nature has created some pretty spectacular stuff.
Do you have a favorite ferry experience (other than Frog Ferry)?
With a group of friends, we hired a van and driver and went wine tasting here in the Willamette Valley and created a route to incorporate the few ferries that exist. We have the Wheatland Ferry, Canby Ferry, and Buena Vista Ferry in the region. It was so neat to experience these ferries.
What are your hopes for the future of a ferry service in our region?
Most definitely that we have one! It is such a natural progression for Portland, the region, and the State, to establish a passenger ferry service to complement and enhance the existing public transportation system. Especially, the ferry system designed by Friends of Frog Ferry. Not only a wonderful experience, but a practical one as well!