"On August 19th, Michele Van Epps, our dear and dedicated Director, died.
On August 25 a memorial service was held to honor her life, her work, her love.
At the service, Nathan Wise, Chairman of our Board of Directors, remembered Michele's gentle,
considerate and proficient work as our Director, and I had the opportunity to share this poem
I wrote for Michele. I hope it serves as an expression of my thanks, my sorrow, and my love.
The poem drifted my way on the evening of August 23 at O.S.Town Beach. And, thanks to Michele's inspiration, I was able to spot it, catch it, and write it down."