Serving the communities of Anderson, Ketron and McNeil islands, Parkland, Steilacoom, JBLM, and the cities of DuPont and Lakewood.
I was honored to be elected in November 2020 to serve as the District 6 Councilmember.
My peers selected me to serve as Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, and I am a member of other Council standing committees, including Public Safety and Economic and Infrastructure Development. Additionally, I was appointed as Council’s representative to numerous regional boards and commissions as well as the National Association of Counties Human Services & Education Committee. In 2022 I was appointed to the WA State Public Health Advisory Board and the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and People Task Force.
Prior to becoming a Councilmember, I was a professional educator working with teenagers in several Pierce County school districts. After substitute teaching, I spent 10 years at Lochburn Middle School in the Clover Park School District, followed by 14 years in the Bethel School District at three different schools, ending my teaching career at Graham Kapowsin High School. My focus was science and technology.
I have lived in Parkland for almost 30 years and proudly represent the District 6 communities of DuPont, Steilacoom, Lakewood, JBLM, Parkland, Anderson, Ketron & McNeil islands and ultimately ALL of Pierce County.
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External Boards & Commissions
|Alliance for a Healthy South Sound Executive Committee||Executive Designee|
|Executive Board of Crystal Judson Family Justice Center (CJFJC)||Vice-Chair|
|Joint Determining Board||Member|
|Lodging Tax Advisory Board||Alternate|
|Performance Audit Committee||Member|
|Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors||Member|
|Pierce County Integration and Oversight Board||Member|
|Pierce County Regional Council||Alternate|
|Pierce County Reserve Officers Board of Trustees||Alternate|
|Public Facilities District Board of Directors (Convention Center)||Member|
|Rainier Communications Commission||Member|
|Sewerage and/or Water General Plan Review Committee||Member|
|South Sound Military & Communities Partnership Elected Officials Council||Primary|
|Tacoma-Pierce County Health Board||Vice-Chair|
|Transportation Benefit District||Member|
|Washington State Association of Counties Board of Directors||Member|
|Washington State Association of Counties Legislative Steering Committee||Alternate|
|Washington State Association of Counties Federal Issues & Relations Committee||Member|
|Water Utility Coordinating Committee||Member|
|NACo Human Services and Education Committee||Member|
|State Public Health Advisory Board - Western WA||Member|
|WA State Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and People Task Force||Member|