I started volunteering for AARFP about 20 years ago. There was a need to fill a position as the person who was involved was looking to move on. The timing worked out as I wanted to get more involved. I really enjoyed the people I worked with as well as the involvement we had in recreation operation training and standards, so I continued to volunteer. Once you get involved, it can be hard to leave. A goal I have for the Association is to continue to improve our professionalism and to continue looking at all the ways we can work with our partners. Fun Fact: I kind-of enjoy the taste wine. I am lucky enough to be part of a group that creates events each month where we get to try different wines and how they pair with food.