I have been a member of the Costume Society of America since 2002 and have been on the Western Region Board since 2006. Beginning in July 2010, I will be the Western Region Program Chair/President Elect. I previously served as the Western Region Secretary, in addition to serving on a number of regional committees. I often present original research and papers at the Annual National Symposium and have frequently submitted articles to the regional Newsletter. I also served as the National E-News Editor from 2004-2006.