Micki Diane Pacific left Resource Center this week where she was manager of the Food Pantry and hot meals program.
During her tenure at Resource Center she led the team that started the GEAR transgender program, and the Trans Health Clinic.
“I am moving to Washington state to be a socialist, tree-hugging hippie!” she said. “I plan to get a kayak and get my snowboard back out on the ski slopes there.”
In Washington, she’ll be part of several worker-owned cooperatives and helping with some new start-up businesses.
Pacific served in the Army working on top secret missions for the NSA. She also is a live sound engineer who has worked with more than 180 national performing artists, including John Fogerty, ZZTopp, Genesis and The Monkees.
“I will miss a lot of the great friendships that I have here,” she said.
During her 10 years at Resource Center, she estimates her programs have distributed more than 5,000 tons of food.
“It’s been an honor to be able to be part of that,” she said.