Connie Shipley is a native Oregonian, with a strong love of traveling and making a difference. She knows how important education is for people to have successful, fulfilling lives and looks forward to assisting Golden Leaf Education Foundation make a difference in the lives of many children. After a career in selling highway safety products in the five states of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, she recreated herself as a personal historian and active volunteer. In 1979 she was on the founding board of the Columbia Basin Basketry Guild, an organization that has encouraged an appreciation of basket weaving. In 2007 she worked with her husband to create the ROSES Field Trip program for the Royal Rosarian Foundation and chaired four auctions to raise funds for it and other Foundation programs. She is involved in the East Portland Chamber of Commerce, the East Portland Action Plan and the Trinity Episcopal Labyrinth Guild. In 2010 she was on the founding board of the Golden Leaf Education Foundation and chaired the initial five auctions that resulted in four schools being built in Cambodia. She is happy to rejoin the group after a break to start her business, Capturing Your Life Stories. She is thrilled that the organization now has six schools thriving in Cambodia.