Comedienne Lucille Ball once said, “If you want a job done well, give it to a busy person.” This adage applies to one of Evergreen’s busiest and engaged people: Candy Porter. Candy is an established fixture in Evergreen despite being born, raised and educated in Omaha, Nebraska.
Some Evergreen mountaineers often refer to Nebraskans as ‘flatlanders,’ but the momentum that Candy has sustained since she was a child belies any resemblance to being flat in scope of interests and knowledge.
As a high schooler in Omaha, Candy was awarded the title role of Anne Frank in the annual school play. This early role jump-started Candy’s stage career that led her to multiple roles, including a key role in the Nebraska Theater Caravan’s A Christmas Carol. While working for the Nebraska Theater Caravan, Candy and her son Matthew were able to take to the stage together while traveling on an extensive tour of New England and Canada for summer theater productions.