I returned to Naples in 2016 to pursue my passion for Landscape Architecture and the beauty of the Everglades. Shortly after the move, my daughter Vanda and I joined the St. John’s congregation. We have felt the love and closeness with God that makes St. John’s our family’s home. My extended family is deeply rooted in Holy Comforter, a small church in Lecompte, Louisiana. Being a fifth-generation parishioner, in 2015 I contributed over 200 hours of design and personal labor to revitalize the historic church and landscape. Improvements included landscape, irrigation, lighting, and restoration of the historic church sign. I served on the St. Johns Vestry from 2018-2021 and we are currently working to complete the children’s playground that was initiated by the Vestry in 2020.