As many times as I crack myself up....I never thought I would finally accept an invitation to participate in this year’s Comedy for a Cause. Life brought me to Charlotte County five years ago, B.G. (before grandbabies) from Frederick, Maryland (a little “po-dunk” town outside the Baltimore area, GO Ravens). I was a member of my high school thespian troupe and since that time, have been involved behind-the-scenes, in the scene and enjoy making a scene whenever I can. I held the title of musical director for numerous years at the church I attended and led in upwards of 300 people in various productions. Working with the Miss America Organization, I produced and directed numerous local pageants in and around the state and continue to coach, judge and audit for the organization. My good friend, who owned her own talent and casting agency, helped me secure “extra” roles on Homicide: Life on the Streets, The Wire and Sex and the City. I was a member of the Leadership Charlotte Class of 2016 (GO GREEN!) and enjoyed getting to know my classmates and learning about Charlotte County. I am currently the editor of the Punta Gorda Herald; all things O.T.B. (over the bridge) and enjoy the pressure and anxiety of putting together a weekly paper. I serve on the board of directors of the Animal Welfare League, The Fred Lang Foundation and I serve as a team leader for the Back Pack Kidz where my team packs over 300 “backpacks” ever week. I would like to thank all my sponsors, family and friends for their support. I certainly could not have done this without you.