Candi, a native Clevelander, has lived in the region for over 40 years. She is a 1996 graduate of Hocking College returning to school after her children left home. She served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer working in adult literacy and GED preparation with Athens County Adult Basic Education (ABLE) before coming to Rural Action in 1998 to serve another 2 years as a VISTA in the Partners in Leadership Development program. She transitioned into a staff position as coordinator of that program until 2000 when she became overall VISTA Program Coordinator and finally HR Director. She became Ohio Stream Restore Corps Director in 2009. She and her husband Allan live in Morgan County.