QUALIFICATIONS

I have spent many hours listening to citizens, building relationships, and engaging with City Council and staff; learning how our city runs and what it needs. I’ve seen us grow and shrink with the economy, encounter hurdles and overcome them, face tragedies and address them – all through a caring, engaged community network. I believe that as our community grows we want to continue to be a supportive, engaged, inclusive, and diverse community. I’ve been working to ensure we maintain this small town feel for a long time and as your Mayor, I pledge to continue to work to keep us on that path.

 

I have been in active in our community since the day I arrived, donating my time, knowledge and leadership in service. In my 22+ years of learning, supporting, and serving Snoqualmie Valley families in our community, I've had the opportunity to hold a variety of both volunteer and elected community positions. 

My experience, knowledge, capacity to lead, and the mindset to listen will serve you well as your Mayor. I will work to make North Bend the best small town community in King County. With your input and your help, we will continue to be a highly livable community. 

I am asking for your support, for your help spreading the word, and for your VOTE.

Service to Community

  • Currently in 11th year on the North Bend Planning Commission, including 6 as Chairperson.  My role is providing leadership and insight to the City's comprehensive planning and policies. 

  • 3 years, Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation.  I worked to support teachers and staff in our local schools to supply teachers what tax dollars do not by improving donation funding and updating criteria for awarding grants. 

  • 5 years, Board of Encompass, 4 years as President. I provided leadership to our premiere child and family support agency through a refresh and renewal period that modernized agency governance, the funding model, and ultimately led to its new "encompassing" mission.

  • 4 years, Meadowbrook Farm Preservation Association Boardmember leading the association through adoption of the Master Plan and the 1st Inter-local agreement with Si View Parks District for programming management of this open space.

  • 7 years, North Bend Parks Commission, providing guidance on future planning for our wonderful park and trails system. 

Professional Highlights

  • Applied undergraduate degree in Natural Resources management to operating and funding natural and cultural history sites.  I understand the gem that is Tollgate Farm!

  • Built and operated the largest organic cotton clothing retail catalog company of its time supplying top notch products for environmentally minded and chemically sensitive customers throughout all 50 states and many foreign countries.

  • Guided design and construction of parks, trials and affordable cottage housing for Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhoods.

  • Owner of real estate brokerage firm

  • College instructor of Sustainable Practices, Social, and Political & Government systems.

  • Master of Arts, Political Science majoring in Public Administration. 

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