Rhonda and her husband moved from northern Utah to Tucson over 47 years ago. She credits her early exposure to The League of Women Voters and serving on the board of the YWCA with getting her active in community affairs. When her two children came along, involvement increased in her neighborhood association and local schools, and this included becoming a teacher herself. “It was a very fulfilling second career.” She retired from teaching science at Tucson High Magnet School in 2010 and soon afterward became aware of SVP.
Her journey with SVP began with joining one committee, then another, and then another. She sat on and later chaired Portfolio Review, twice served on the Investment Committee, and has twice been a Lead Partner. She recently served on the SVP Board of Directors, culminating in her year as post-chair. Phasing off the board, she is still active in SVP and excited about the direction SVP is headed with 2-Gen and equity work.
She and Robert enjoy living downtown and love the within-walking-distance access it gives them to theaters, coffee shops, restaurants and bookstores. She has retired her black belt for Yoga, and mountain biking for hiking. She also enjoys birding, reading (mainly mysteries) and spending time with her two grandsons.