After 33 years working for Parks Canada, I retired in 2012. My interest in whitebark and limber pines began when I moved to Waterton Lakes National Park in 2001. As the Conservation Biologist, and later the Vegetation Specialist, I planned and conducted health studies on both species throughout the Canadian Rockies, facilitated research on stand dynamics and ectomychorizal fungi, established a plus tree program and seed collection, and began restoration plantings in Waterton. I have also been involved in educational workshops and symposiums, publishing monitoring results, and editing the High Five Symposium proceedings. I joined the WPEF board of directors in 2003, and became Associate Director in 2006. I am committed to helping the Foundation move forward with its strategic plan and assist the Development Committee with its new fund raising campaign.