Meggen learned to love conservation early in life. An example was set by her parents’ involvement with the Audubon Society. She and her husband, Brian, have three active daughters in the Orlando area and their interests have prompted a portion of Meggen’s community involvement in areas such as the Crew Boosters of Winter Park and her service as a Winter Park High School College and Career Counselor. Broader interests have involved her as a volunteer, supporter or board member of Central Coalition for the Homeless, Orlando Regional Healthcare Foundation, March of Dimes and Freedom Ride and several other organizations. Her family’s second home in Whitefish, Montana has connected her to America’s wild places and, inevitably, to the conservation of grizzly bears. Of particular concern to her is how shaping the nature of private land use bordering U.S. parks and forests can help reduce the human/bear conflicts that so often result in bear mortalities. To the myriad of organizations lucky enough to have Meggen’s support, she brings expertise and enthusiasm in communications, events and fundraising.