Q: Tell us about yourself. What are your interests and hobbies?

I am a retired nurse practitioner from California.  My husband and I visited Tubac several times before deciding to retire here.  We loved the friendly people we met on each visit and the warm welcome everyone gave us, especially the folks at the art center when we wandered in to see an exhibit of Trudi Fletcher’s work.  (We bought her sister’s house on the golf course.) I enjoy reading, jigsaw puzzles, knitting among other things.  Now that I am retired I have the leisure time to do all those.

Q: What don’t we know about you that you’d like to share?

I have participated on the Board of Directors of two organizations in Tubac, the Tubac Historical Society and the Border Community Alliance.  With the Border community Alliance, I coordinated the six week summer intern program for five years, a special experience for me.  I met young people from around the country and learned many new things about life here on the border.  Also, I volunteer with the Green Valley Samaritans, visiting the Kino Border Initiative Comedor weekly to assist with feeding migrants and providing medical care.  Due to Covid-19, that part of my life is on hold.

Q: What volunteer roles/positions do you prefer?

I began as a gallery host, added packing and unpacking, hanging crew, and, now, office.  I enjoy them all but especially being part of the hanging crew.

Q: What is your favorite part about volunteering at the art center?

My favorite part is meeting with the visitors and working with the staff and other volunteers.

Q: Please share something about your previous life, where you came from, how and when you arrived in southern Arizona.

I was born on Long Island in New York.  After nursing school in Boston, I traveled to California, met my husband, and married.  We lived with our two children in the Los Angeles area, then Alaska, upstate New York, and back to California near San Diego before moving to Arizona.  My husband wanted to live in the desert and I near a city.  Tubac and its friendly folks met our criteria. We both love living here!

Thank you so much Diane for all your hard work and dedication! We really appreciate you!

You too can be an advocate for the arts and volunteer at Tubac Center of the Arts. Tubac Center of the Arts depends on volunteer support to keep our center running smoothly! Volunteers are IMPORTANT to the overall success of our programs, exhibits, and day-to-day operations.