I am a retired surgeon. I and my wife Marty, a nurse, retired to Leavenworth in 2010, although we have been visiting the Wenatchee Valley frequently since 1980. We are avid 4 season outdoor enthusiasts. Perhaps more importantly, we’ve always lived in small towns and enjoyed being active members of small communities. Chelan County has been a great place to live, but there are a myriad of pressures on our way of life and we all need to mitigate “progress” so that Chelan County remains a wonderful place for  current and future residents and visitors. To that end Marty and I have been board members or members  of many local non-profits and activists groups.