PSCS Board member, Daisy Gilman, was introduced to PSCS through staff member Scobie Puchtler. She has been a friend, volunteer, and supporter of PSCS since 2013. “Kindness and compassion” as an approach to PSCS’ philosophy is what draws Daisy to PSCS. Spending time with students and staff is her favorite way to volunteer. Besides facilitating classes such as Coffee Grows on Trees, and Handwrite Thank You Notes, Daisy also chaperoned students on overnight snowshoeing trips at Mt. Rainier with staff member Chrissy Wakeling. When time allows, she serves as a volunteer driver. She currently serves on the PSCS Finance Committee and Program Evaluation Committee.
Daisy retired from corporate America in early 2015, with Starbucks being the last company on her resume. She graduated from University of California, Davis with a degree in nutrition, and an MBA from University of Washington.
Daisy calls classical music her “live blood” and recently started piano lessons again after many years of hiatus. “If I were exiled for life on an island, please at least give me a piano and both books of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier.”
Besides her music, Daisy loves to travel, golf, spend time with friends, eat delicious food, and bake bread and pies from scratch. In the fall and winter months, Daisy relegates her Sundays to football and faithfully dons her cape for the Seahawks. Yes, she really has a Seahawks cape.
“As I continue to mature, I have a deep appreciation that my life is about being playful, with intermittent moments of seriousness; not the other way around. I work hard to live my philosophy.”