Buckman snapshot


Tobi Buckman

Age: 65

Town: Aberdeen

Family: Husband, Gary, retired vocational education teacher at Aberdeen High School; son Ty, 44, assistant provost at Wittenberg University with a doctorate in renaissance literature; Joelle, 43, bachelor’s in engineering from Saint Martin’s University, master’s in engineering from University of Washington, Navy veteran and Quigg Brothers, Inc. engineer; Michelle, 35, comptroller for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Mark, 30, Western Washington University grad working in biodiesel for Imperium, Aberdeen High School basketball coach; Brianne, 28, certified nursing assistant for a group home for the developmentally disabled; Michael, 26, customer service; nine grandchildren; four dogs

Hobbies: Quilting, cross stitch, puppy wrangling

Movies: Light comedies. “I like ‘Sister Act.’ I like musicals if they’re not too long,” she said.