Staff Profile: Diana Morelli-Klima
Monday, November 19, 2018
How long have you lived in Skagit County?
I live in King County, but I have made the 120 mile round-trip since 2004. It’s a beautiful drive, enhanced by years of “books on tape.”
What is your favorite thing to do or eat?
I love to read, fish, teach, exercise, cook, eat good food and spend quality time with my family.
What can you suggest for someone new or familiar to Skagit County to try?
Meet the warm-hearted, engaged people of Skagit and participate in the community.
What were you doing before you started working for EDASC?
I’ve been teaching on the college level since the age...
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