Christa Hoffman, Board Member
My husband (Bob) and I thought it would be hard to find a place in the west to live. However, we found that Prescott captured our hearts immediately. We are both enamored with the west and have been eastern cowboy and cowgirl at heart all our lives.
I’m the daughter of a career army man, and have traveled extensively with my family and then with my husband. I attended the University of Kentucky and received my Batchelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Business from the University of Louisville. My working career consisted of a position as Chemist for a Ralston Purina Subsidiary then promoted to the Manager of Packaging, then a Commodities Buyer responsible for millions of ingredient and packaging purchases. At that time, I was also President of the Milling and Bakers Organization of the Midwest. After 23 years there, my husband’s career took us to Africa. While there, I was employed to set up logistic excel programs for a corporate, vertically integrated poultry operation and instituted and advised on a testing program for ingredients within a flour business.
Later upon retirement, we cruised on our catamaran sailboat for 4 ½ years going from the Bahamas to the northern coast of the US as the seasons changed. We settled in Florida, bought a motorhome and went west. Settling in Prescott was and still is the easiest decision we ever made. I’ve never seen a community that is more giving in its charities, more steeped in history, prouder of it, and determined to preserve it.
I served on the Board of the Prescott Regulators & their Shady Ladies as Secretary and 2nd Vice President. And in that capacity helped to raise funds for scholarships for Veterans and their families at Yavapai College. I have been a volunteer at the Western Heritage Center since May 2019 and wish to help preserve and promote WHC’s mission statement. Helping to keep the old west alive through history is an honor.