What made you choose to volunteer with the Swab Squad?
My volunteerism is based on my dad teaching me that we should all work to leave this place a little better. It does not matter your situation, there is always something that can be done to make a positive difference. My involvement with Butler Hospital is to begin collecting information that may help my children, their children, and those that follow. My dad would consider that a good contribution for the future.
When you volunteer with the Memory and Aging Program at community events, you help people to complete a cheek swab to see if they’re eligible for research. What is your favorite part of doing that work?
Working as a member of the Swab Squad provides me the opportunity to be actively engaged with the professional staff and community, making a small contribution to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease. I would have to say that it is the feeling of making a contribution; that is my favorite part.
Other than volunteering, what is something you like to do in your spare time?
My family is number one, along with offshore sailing, almost any outside activity, home repair/remodeling, being a member of the Cumberland Emergency Response Team, assisting with the annual town festival (Cumberlandfest), any opportunity to give back to the community and develop new skills.