Sheila moved to Waterford when she married a “native” Waterfordian more than 50 years ago. Once established, she began her career teaching at Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing in New London. She was instrumental along with two other nurses in establishing the first nurses’ collective bargaining unit under the auspices of their professional association. After taking time off to raise her three children she returned to nursing to include home care nursing which gave her a new insight into societal issues. Sheila became involved in an organization called Concerned Citizens of Waterford which was absorbed after several years into the West Farms Land Trust, now known as the Waterford Land Trust. She has remained involved with the land trust for most of the time since its inception. Sheila is an avid gardener.
“Being with other committed volunteers working to provide a legacy of open space and protected groundwater for our Waterford citizens has been enlightening, fun, and satisfying”.