These are the Movers and Shakers of the Board of the Friends
of the Pace Library:
President: Mary Jane Yarrington retired in 1986 after
35 years of Federal government employment. She then went to work
senior policy analyst for the National Committee to Preserve
Social Security and Medicare, a position she held for 29 and
a half years before retiring in April 2016. She is a member of
St. Rose of Lima parish and is active in the St. Rose Ladies
Society. She is a member of the Pennsacola Quilt Guild and participates
in Guild community projects. .
Vice-President: Lynn oswald: Lynne is a fifth generation
Floridian whose roots in West Florida go back before Florida was
a state, with her father being from Marianna and her mother from
De Funiak Springs where the oldest continuing running library in
the state is located. Her grandfather was a president of the Baghdad
Land and Lumber Co. here in Santa Rosa County. Lynne's career as
an attorney began when she was an intern for Janet Reno in Dade County.
She was a criminal trial attorney for 15 years in Orlando where she
served as a Felony Division Chief in the State Attorney's Office.
After marrying, moving to Santa Rosa County, and having a son, she
opened a practice focusing on Family Law. She closed this practice
when her husband retired, and now is pursuing several interests while
giving a go at writing. Lynne firmly believes that without strong
public libraries, we cannot have an effective democracy or a vibrant
Secretary: Amy Brinkerhoff
Treasurer: Ferryn Twarkins is
a retired elementary principal, a member of the Gulf Coast Knitters
organist and Sunday School teacher, and the proud grandmother of
two little boys and two teenagers!
Ann Callender was raised in New York. She
traveled extensively with her career naval officer husband before
going to work for Exxon Corporation in Pensacola. She eventually
retired in 2005 as the Director of Purchasing at NAS Pensacola. Her
former volunteer work includes the League of Women Voters and teaching
the blind how to swim. She has three grown children. Her goal for
the near future is to read more books not just magazines or newspapers.
Mary Green practiced Dental Hygiene
for 19 years, worked 7 years with her husband in their business.
granddaughter and has been retired since 1990. Keeping up with the
stock market is their main hobby now. Mary likes to knit, garden,
cook and most
Holly Kirby is a recent transplant to the Florida
panhandle, and the Pace community. She has been married for 11
years to hubby
Brian, and is a stay at home mom to twin 8 year old girls.
Jennifer Richardson has
been married to her husband Jim for twenty years. They have two
active boys, James 15, and
Jacob 13. Jennifer is an internal medicine physician assistant
and has been in private practice for 18 years. She enjoys spending
time with her family, traveling to places she has never been, and
loves living in and enjoying the community of Pace.
Tom Twarkins is a retired middle school
teacher, who loves working outdoors with plants. Tom is the
previous owner of an educational materials publishing business
and loves to travel and meet new
Pat Watson was born, raised and married in Pensacola,
spent 43 years in California; returned in 2004 to call Pace home.
She retired in 1998 as Human Resources Administrator and Assistant
to the HR Director at the University of San Diego (having specialized
in budget and risk management). Pat and Hugh have been married
62 years and have been blessed with five children and six grandchildren.
They enjoy travel, especially to visit the grandkids, and taking
an occasional cruise!
Board Member Forms
The annual meeting of the Friends of the Pace Area Library is
held in February/March of each year. The Friends Board meets every
other month. The Friends Members include seniors and retirees,
mothers of young children, students, and representatives of businesses.
We are a pro-active, committed group who love libraries!