Volunteer Profile:  Erin Picone

by Lou Bendrick, Director of Development

Volunteer activities at Friends: CommunityBoard Trustee, Investment Committee Chair, Risk Management Committee Member, Advancement Committee Member, COT Committee Member. I also help re-shelve books with another parent volunteer in our wonderful library.

Hometown:Wenham, MA

Personal:  We moved to Colorado 4 years ago and love the change of pace, family friendly vibe, and 300 days of sunshine. Chloe started in Preschool with Jessie and Hetta and is currently in the 1st grade with Annika and Kenly.

Education/current or previous employment:I graduated from University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Psychology. After graduation, I worked for Putnam Investments for over a decade before leaving to start a family.

Hobbies & passions & talents:  Reading, spending time with family and friends, and trying new recipes. 

Q: How did you find Friends School & why did you choose it for your child?  We attended an open house at Friends in April 2015. Jessie and Christie blew us away with their passion, knowledge, and expertise. We were reading How Children Succeed – Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough, and their program brought this book to life! Christie was named the Early Childhood Educator of the Year for Boulder County in 2014 and Jessie received the same award in 2015.

Q: What motivates you to volunteer?  It fills my bucket! Every time I volunteer or attend an event at the school (Board meeting, committee meeting or Parent Connect) I’m reminded of what an amazing school and parent community we have. If you’re interested in getting involved and volunteering for a committee, please talk to Elizabeth Henna or Maureen Espinoza.

Q: What books are you reading right now? I’m reading Change Your Schedule, Change your Life by Dr. Suhas Kshirsager. It talks about harnessing the power of clock genes to lose weight, optimize your workout, and get a good night’s sleep. It’s fascinating! 

Q: If we were to open your fridge, what would we find? A new recipe (or two) that I’m trying out. I check out roughly 6 cookbooks a month from the Boulder Public Library. It’s my never-ending quest to keep it fresh with tasty, healthy family dinners.

Q: How do you recharge? We ski at various mountains in the winter and spend summer months with family and friends in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Challenging minds. Nurturing spirits. Honoring individuality.