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The first WaterFire I can remember attending, I was about 8 years old. My mom had called to ask if it started and I was unsure. She said, “Well if there’s fire on the river, then it started.” I never truly understood the behind the scenes at WaterFire. The amount of effort and the number of volunteers it takes to put a WaterFire Lighting together is still incredible to me.

I am so happy to be a part of the WaterFire team now and I am glad you all have the same love and appreciation for this organization as well. A year ago today I was speeding to The WaterFire Arts Center for my first day. I walked into the office at approximately 9:02 AM...whoops. I remember everyone standing in the Volunteer Department area waiting for me. I met my new coworker Kim, beautiful, dressed to the nines, and even wearing heels. I thought to myself - does she know what she’s getting into?