Daisy Gilman

PSCS volunteer and friend, Daisy Gilman, was introduced to PSCS through staff member Scobie Puchtler in 2013. She has been a friend, volunteer, committee member, and served on the Board of Trustees for two terms. “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 Handwritten Thank You Notes, Daisy also chaperoned students on overnight snowshoeing trips at Mt. Rainier with past-staff member and friend, Chrissy Wakeling.

Daisy graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a degree in nutrition, and an MBA from University of Washington. She worked for Starbucks for many years, happily retiring from corporate America in early 2015.

Daisy calls classical music her “live blood” and 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 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, she delegates Sundays for football and faithfully dons her cape for the Seahawks (yes, she really has a Seahawks cape). Daisy now lives in Port Orchard with her husband, Ken.

“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.”