Reg and I worked together at the School of Conservation for nearly two decades, but we were far more than fellow employees. Our apartments shared a common wall (thin) in one of the old CCC buildings on Sequoya campus at the school. This made for a special closeness not shared by anyone else. As my nearest neighbor, Reggie was part of my family as she watched my daughters develop from birth.
Under the direction of Dr. John Kirk (I could never call him "DK" as Reggie did), Reggie, Jerry Schierloh and I formed a team that was unique in the environmental education world. Lots of environmental centers had science and recreation staff, but few, if any, had a humanities/social studies specialist. Reggie filled this role as no one else could. Tens of thousands of kids and adults who spent time in residence at SOC will remember their experience in Degroat Cabin spinning wool. Thanks to Reggie's work as SOC librarian, teachers and graduate students were able to utilize the collection in the LB Sharp Memorial Library to research a wide variety of environmental topics. She even used her cats as part of her humanities lesson.
Many people are unlikely to know that Reggie was a member of the Nordic Ski Patrol. For years Reggie accompanied groups of cross country skiers on tours over trails in Sussex County.
She was a woman of many talents. There was no one like her. I will miss her a great deal.