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Genna Thomsen

Board Member

I am happily married 26+ years to a man I choose everyday!


I am the mother of three beautiful children, two living, one not. Joey died by suicide at age 15.


I believe in love and choosing to be happy over being right in any circumstance. I love holding hands and taking a Sunday afternoon nap. I believe people are inherently good, that life is full of wonderful joys, amazing highs and lows that can rip your heart to shreds. I love plants and flowers, people with open minds and wild hearts.  I prefer an open honest conversation to idle chit chat!  I respect honesty and admire kindness.  I am a hard wired helper and find my greatest joy in helping others anyway I am able.

A poem that captures the heart of me is below:

"Be Present. Make Love. Make tea. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant, water it. Make your bed. Make someone else’s bed. Have a smart mouth, and quick wit. Run. Make art. Create. Swim in the ocean. Swim in the rain. Take chances. Ask questions. Make mistakes. Learn. Know your worth. Love fiercely. Forgive quickly. Let go of what doesn’t make you happy. Grow."

- Paulo Coelho

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