Since moving to Ojai in 1999, Peggy Russell has been very active. She joined the Women's Committee of the Ojai Music Festival and co-chaired the Ojai Holiday Home Look-In. She is the President of the OFWC, co-chaired the formation of the Ojai Valley Community Hospital Foundation Guild, and is currently Treasurer of Board of Directors of The Mountain Lion Foundation. She holds a certificate in wildlife rehabilitation and cares for many animals at their home. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, and has received many awards for recipes and food preparation.