Serving the communities of Anderson and Ketron Islands, Steilacoom, JBLM, DuPont, Lakewood, and Parkland.
I grew up in Olympia, the daughter of a single mother, when she became a widow and had to raise three very young children on her own. I attended public schools in Olympia and my mother was a member of the Olympia School Board, and leader in many community organizations. Growing up, I witnessed how her passion and energy could change the lives of those that lived in our community.
I moved to Pierce County in 1992 to attend Pacific Lutheran University. I completed my Bachelors in Education in December of 1996. Initially I worked as a substitute teacher throughout the region and my first full time teaching job was at Lochburn Middle School in the Clover Park School district. During my 10 years at Lochburn I finished my Masters in Educational Technology at UW Tacoma. In 2008 I moved to the Bethel School District and worked in three different schools, finishing my time as a science teacher (physical science, biology and physics) at Graham Kapowsin High School.
During the last 10 years I was a very active member of my union including being part of the Bargaining team and treasurer. I have also branched out from schools through my work to promote and educate voters by being a PCO (Precinct Committee Officer 29-651) and my engagement with other local political groups. I am a lifelong Girl Scout and believe that we need to take care of people and our natural resources.
I have lived in Parkland for almost 30 years and I now proudly represent the 6th Council District.
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External Boards & Commissions
|Alliance for a Healthy South Sound Executive Board||Member|
|Executive Board of Crystal Judson Family Justice Center (CJFJC)||Member, Vice-Chair|
|Joint Determining Board||Member|
|Lodging Tax Advisory Board||Alternate|
|Performance Audit Committee||Member|
|Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence||Alternate|
|Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors||Member|
|Pierce County Regional Council||Alternate|
|Pierce County Reserve Officers Board of Trustees||Alternate|
|Public Facilities District Board of Directors (Convention Center)||Member|
|Sewerage and/or Water General Plan Review Committee||Member|
|South Sound Military & Communities Partnership Elected Officials Council||Primary|
|Tacoma-Pierce County Health Board||Alternate|
|Transportation Benefit District||Member|
|Work Force Central||Alternate|