What intrigues me most about any community, including San Pedro, is how residents, established and new, learn to fit in and bring change for the better. For my part, I love to give people new perspectives to help with change: To see themselves as part of both what was old and what is new.
What makes a community unique? It depends on where you are in that community. Are you a small business owner? A nonprofit organizational leader? A caregiver of someone with a fatal disease? A library lover? A hiker? An architect? An art lover?
Living in San Pedro, Los Angeles, I revel in the array of opportunity. I run a Little Free Library at my apartment building and contribute regularly to the Little Free Library at the Harbor Cities Police Station. I hike Palos Verdes Peninsula, and park myself on the rocky shores to write. I frequent both old and new restaurants, and have taken a ride on a Lime Bike to see more of the downtown LA Harbor.
As a former business owner, I’ve helped dozens of organizations connect better to their community. As a former full-time caregiver for someone with ALS, I am keenly aware how nonprofits can make life a little easier when disaster strikes.
I take on special projects that make sense, like helping leaders of a local nonprofit rebuild it’s membership and programming. Like rewriting a large municipal website from 10-year old copy. And publishing 5-6 municipal newsletters per year.