For the past five years, Pennie’s passion for food and where it comes from has made her a vital member of Slow Food East End. She has volunteered on the Snail of Approval Committee, sold raffle tickets at SFEE potlucks, and consistently offers to help when volunteers are needed for various Slow Food events. As a result, Pennie was elected as a Leader in 2017 and immediately began serving as Secretary during 2018. She was elected Chapter Chair for 2019 and 2020.
Pennie spent 30 years as a chiropractor, where advising patients to adhere to a diet of whole, clean foods was essential to their healing. She is currently pursuing a certification in Permaculture Design, which combines landscape design, environmental ecology, and sustainability. Her goal is to design edible gardens, so that we may one day be able to promote eating local from our own backyards. She and her husband Paul love living on the East End – it is a Slow Food dream. Pennie’s yard is also a Slow Food dream, filled with beehives, chickens and food growing everywhere.