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If you see a need in our schools and a measure needs to be passed, or a project needs attention, chances are you will see Lindsey Rice leading or co-leading the charge to make it happen. Her incredible work for Measure V which desperately needed to pass was not only impressive, but a text book on how to get things done. The same goes for her fundraising work at Brook Knoll Elementary through the years and our other schools that she has helped in various ways whether it be project management or just getting out there and making the necessary contacts.

She is indeed a TOP 10 Positive Woman Influencer for 2024.

Before coming to Scotts Valley, where did you live?
I lived in several different places before Scotts Valley. I was born in New Jersey, grew up in Northern Idaho, moved to Seattle for college (where I met my husband, Karl), then down to Los Angeles for a few years and finally to the Santa Cruz area!
What brought you to Scotts Valley and how long have you lived here?
My husband’s family has lived in the Santa Cruz area for generations and he knew he always wanted to raise his family here. When we were dating and he brought me here to visit, I fell in love with the area. We have lived in Scotts Valley since 2010.
What do you love most about living here?
The weather! I love that we can be outside almost every day of the year.

Please describe what drives and motivates you to do more for others and for the people of Scotts Valley.

I love being so involved with our schools and community. It’s such a small town here that I feel like our efforts really make a difference. I have met and learned from so many different people and am grateful to live in a town that cares so much about our kids and community!