Carol has an extensive history of volunteer involvement and innovation as a leader in community organizations, serving on boards, chairing committees, and fund raising. In between, her employment avenues have been entrepreneurial, challenging, and motivating. Carol is a Minnesota native, coming to California in 1968 and now a 46 year resident of Los Gatos. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS degree and has throughout the years, and recently, been attending classes at West Valley College taking design and digital media courses. Her work includes property management, owning and operating two food industry companies with her husband John, in South San Francisco for 20 years, and was the Parking supervisor for the Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Department. Her early volunteer involvements for over two decades were in the Los Gatos schools, having started and developed programs and instrumental in fundraising. In 1982 she was a founding member of the Los Gatos Elementary Educational Foundation which today continues to make significant contributions to the LGUSD. Past involvements include San Jose Community Concerts as concert chairman, having been invited as the first women to join the Los Gatos Lions Club in 1987, served as President in 2004-05, Past President of the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Los Gatos Community Foundation and has chaired many committees and fundraising projects. Carol is currently President of the Los Gatos Christmas Foundation and she publishes and produces the official program which helps fund the annual expenses of the Parade. She is still very active and currently serving in the Los Gatos Lions Club, with PR, marketing and social media, involved in Mental Health and NAMI, and serves on the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District CBOC and the PTOC. Carol likes to make things happen and believes we can make a difference.
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