I grew up in Long Beach moved upstate NY. Long Beach sand was always in my shoes, we have an apartment here and have been active in our building. Sitting on the BOD I was a member of the Highrise Association and worked with members to purchase outdoor furniture at a group rate. In my upstate community I am a parks commission member, I have helped my community institute our tree laws. I am a civic association leader and have always been an activist for the enviornment.