Originally hailing from England, Liz Compton obtained a degree in Business and Finance from St. Helens College in Merseyside, married her US Army husband, and so began their global adventures together. Liz comes to the Library Board after a lifelong love of reading and a strong belief in the mission of libraries around the world. Liz is an accountant by trade, she’s a small business owner in Troy, and has an affection for structure and spreadsheets. To balance all that left brain tendency, she is passionate about the fine arts. Books, theatre, music and art fill her spare time. Liz moved to Troy in 2011 and immediately fell in love with its sense of community. Consequently, she was compelled to volunteer and contribute positively to the town she loves. Previously she was the Treasurer of the Triad Band Parents Association, a Lector at St. Jerome Catholic Church, and a Business Liaison for Avidity Winterguard at McKendree University. Once her daughters flew the nest for college and careers, Liz looked for other opportunities to improve her community. She is currently a Commissioner for the Troy Planning Committee, and is excited to become a Trustee for the Tri Township Library Board. She takes great pleasure in running her neighborhood Bunco Group and Book Club. Liz is excited to bring enthusiasm and creativity to the position, and her favorite book genres are Historical Fiction, Mystery and Suspense, and Women’s Domestic Life Fiction.