Vicki Lichtenstein Lind (b. 1945)

Vicki Lind was born Vicki Lichtenstein to Arthur and Anja Lichtenstein in Hagerstown, Maryland, while her father was stationed there for military service. Her parents changed their name to Lind when they moved to Portland in 1947. Vicki grew up as a secular Jew in Southwest Portland, graduating from Wilson High School and then Antioch College. She briefly dropped out, as a young adult, and became part of the San Francisco area hippy scene with a boyfriend who was a musician. She eventually received a Masters degree in early childhood education and worked for the Head Start Program in Astoria, Oregon while raising her daughters on a commune in the Coastal Range. Vicki converted to Christianity as an adult, through the Episcopalian Church.