Bob and Linda Long grew up on the East Coast (Bob in New York and Linda in Pennsylvania) with a common dream of retiring out west. When Bob retired from General Electric, the couple was living just east of Albuquerque. One particularly snowy winter, they noticed the temperature in Tucson was in the upper 70s. After one visit, they knew they’d found their new home. The blue sky, desert flora, abundance of wildlife, and proximity to the amenities of the city (while still living in a quiet, friendly neighborhood) drew the couple to Vail. “We came, we saw, we liked, we moved!”

With their feet planted firmly in Vail, the couple accepted a position on the ReSources board and was instrumental in getting the new organization off the ground. Their inspiration came from personal challenges they’ve been through in the last decade. Now, the opportunity to brighten someone’s day or affect another life in a positive way inspires them to continue on through their own struggles.

The couple has helped other non-profits in the past and understands the level of commitment required to have a positive result. As ReSources struggles through the first difficult years, they hope that the community will be understanding of any short comings and supportive of the long term goal, which is to assist in the positive growth of our greater Vail community.

When Bob and Linda are not volunteering, you can find them on the golf course, out for a walk, cooking, or just enjoying their time together. Between the two of them, they have four children and five grandchildren.

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