Constance de Laveaga Stoops (Connie) was reelected to the Board in December 2010. Connie brings nonprofit board and fundraising experience based upon her membership on the board of directors of the National AIDS Memorial Grove for 6 years. She is an architect and designer, and for the last two years has volunteered with Helen Degenhardt to develop additional plans for Tassajara. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
“On my first visit to Tassajara in 1979, I was awed its beauty and sense of place and also found myself very curious about the Zen Community. After returning to Tassajara each year for nearly 30 years, my knowledge of both Tassajara and the Zen Center is greater, but my experience is much the same. I am very grateful for this opportunity to serve on the Zen Center Board.”