President of Barnich, Kavanaugh & Cooper(BKC) Insurance Agency in Cheboygan (branch office in Indian River)
Extensive community involvement including LSSU Foundation Board of Directors, Kiwanis Club of Cheboygan, Indian River Economic Development Alliance, Cheboygan and Indian River Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Cheboygan Area Public Library Capital Campaign, Cheboygan County Leadership Forum, Cheboygan Area JayCee’s, Cheboygan Memorial Hospital Planned Gifts Committee
Holds professional designation of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
Serves on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan Advisory Council
Received awards for Ambassador of the Year – Michigan Association of Insurance Agents and Member of the Year – Indian River Chamber of Commerce
Has been involved in raising funds for LSSU’s South Hall Campaign
Lifetime member of LSSU Alumni Association and generous donor to LSSU
Author of two books: Salt of the Red Earth: A Century of Wit and Wisdom from Oklahoma’s Elders, and Portrait of a Generation – Children of Oklahoma: Sons and Daughters of the Red Earth
Poet, playwright and lyricist.
Photographer who documents people and places of the American West.
Her portraits have been exhibited in US and abroad, from Toronto to Tonkawa.
Her work has been honored by the Center for Fine Art Photography and featured in 10 solo shows, including at the Main Gallery of the International Photography Hall of Fame.
Some of her portraits were featured on the cover Ms. Magazine and Writer’s Digest
Won a documentary prize at the 2009 UNESCO-sponsored World Humanity Photography Awards in Guangzhou, China; the only American honored.
Veteran of The Associated Press in New York City and former head of the journalism department of St. Michael’s College in Vermont.
With her husband, composer Edward Knight, she has created two full-length musicals; one was commercially recorded by the Kiev Philharmonic and the Chamber Choir Kyiv.
Alexander and Knight’s song cycle, Tales Not Told, is based on her poems exploring the viewpoints of six American ancestors of the composer. The work has been performed in New York, Oklahoma and California
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