2010 Walk Photo-Ribbon Cutting

I have come to deeply appreciate the simple gift of connecting with another person. It is something that does not come easy for my son John, who has autism. Yet, he inspires every day as he tries to engage others and touches lives in his own unique way. It energizes my service to clients and the community. I serve on the boards of the St. Louis Chapter of Autism Speaks, St. Louis Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Construction Forum St. Louis.

I maintain true north in my life with the help of a supportive family and friends and all the things I love – birdwatching, the great outdoors, gardening and, of course, connecting with others.

I’ve been blessed. Hope you have too.

Autism in My Family