LOIS RICHTER is an active member of the community in Davis, California. In 1980, she started her main company, "The Organizer", to help people keep the papers from taking over their lives. Once the Internet came into being, Lois did website design and taught for many years (thru Davis Adult School, Davis Senior Center, City of Davis, and the Internet Users' Group [IUG]). Semi-retiring in 2009 to help her Mom (who had lost much of her vision), Lois continued to work with a few private clients. After Mom died at age 98, Lois officially retired and began focussing more on making art and on the Whole Earth Festival -- long-time interests that had been put on hold for those last five years.
The UCD Arboretum, Davis Friends Meeting [Quakers], WEF, CWC, KDRT, DMA, Sr Cntr Jewelry Sale, indexing genealogy-related documents for use on FamilySearch.org, and various other volunteer tasks have kept Lois quite busy in recent years. Haiku & haiga, embossed aluminum, encaustic, ATCs, mosaic, and bent-wire sculpture are some of her recent art interests. The latest (and greatest!) is a variation of 'poured acrylics' that Lois calls 'swiped acrylics'.
Pre-pandemic, she continued to teach classes in various art techniques; give "Bird Talk" presentations; and offer a genealogy workshop on using the universal tree at FamilySearch.org.
Since 2020, Lois has shifted to doing things from home -- including producing her radio shows. She has also been a panelist for and crewed for "Office Hours" -- a DAILY 2-hour program about production topics (audio, video, sets, travel, talent management, and other aspects). Archives of all their 1000+ shows are at: https://OfficeHours.global
Lois is currently immersed in production of her new video show called "Birding With Lois". Archives of all her shows -- and info about helping out! -- is at the BWL website: https://BirdingWithLois.GLOBAL
In addition to all that; Lois keeps a home with her husband (Jim Drummond), watches birds, takes photos, pets kittens, plays games, sketches, noodles on the computer, and works on her own and others' family history projects.
Lois' radio show Gmail account is KDRT.ThatsLife (new eddress in 2020)
Don and Lois' joint-show Gmail account is DavisGardenShow (for a long time)
New website (which Lois is ver proud of!) is https://BirdingWithLois.GLOBAL
Some photos and other art can be viewed at http://flickr.com/LoisRichter/sets/
Best/easiest/favorite contact is text -- 530-902-0209 (9am-7pm)
ZOOM meetings and one-on-ones upon request.
[PS: This used to be my "profile", but I thought it was too big for that. So it's now a blog post.]