A resident of Champaign, IL, Wanda took up flying in 1978. After achieving her private and commercial license, she attained an instrument rating and taught the private pilot class for three years at Frasca Aviation in Urbana, IL.
An interest in using this special skill led to the formation of LifeLine Pilots. She and her husband, Don, enjoyed 25 years of flying in their Piper Archer. Although she no longer flies, Wanda continues to serve on the LifeLine Pilots Board of Directors. Additionally, she participates in community activities and keeps busy with their four children and 12 grandchildren.