I am a Rifle native descended from local homesteaders. My family has owned property and businesses in the area for many years. My husband, Russ, and I own a small ranch outside of Rifle and I have been active in other community projects and activities. I have always appreciated the diverse culture and activities Rifle offers and am committed to encouraging and preserving the history and vitality of this community. I feel the New Ute Events Center offerings will present opportunities to unify the diversity in the community through the arts and possibly to attract people from outside of Rifle to come and experience the New Ute Events Center. Being a board member of the New Ute is in line with my commitment to the community.