Once a quarter, we share a little bit about what’s going on in the lives of our team. Here’s what the last three months looked like for us.
Michelle spent the fall doing things she loves. She’s enjoyed several plays and musicals around our area. Shortly before this newsletter went to print, she (and about two thousand other people) spent an evening with one of her favorite authors, David Sedaris, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert hall. When she’s not here serving our client families, she continues to volunteer as co-facilitator for the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family to Family class and support group. She’s looking forward to spending the holidays with her family.
Katherine hates to admit that there hasn’t been much to update you on with in her personal life since our last newsletter, other than recovering from her third and final surgery in 13 months. She is very thankful to the folks at Salem Health, Oregon Oncology Specialists, Salem Radiology Consultants, and Oregon Plastic Surgeons. Katherine began 2018 with the goal of “positive transformation.” Little did she know how that goal would touch so many aspects of her life. She looks forward to what 2019 will bring.
Brenna is having fun experiencing seasonal firsts through her daughter’s eyes: trick or treating, gnawing on a giant turkey leg and opening the daily treats in her advent calendar. In an effort to keep the brain challenged and growing, Brenna is attempting to re-learn the piano. With 25+ years since her last lesson, there’s a lot of dusting off to be done. Her husband Ben recently got a job here in Salem as materials manager with the Math Learning Center. After 10 years of commuting for work, they now both get to live and work in the city they love. That’s something to be grateful for.
For Larry, education was the key word last quarter. He just returned from Seattle where he attended the two-day Annual Estate Planning conference that is co-sponsored by the School of Law at the University of Washington and the Estate Planning Council of Seattle. Laurie on the other hand did not have that great of a quarter. In early November, she had the foot surgery she had been putting off until golf season was over. While everything went well, 6-weeks using a knee scooter is not her idea of fun. But she’s really looking forward to golfing next spring without a bone spur.