Elected Experience: Quilcene School Board, with one year as chair.
Other Professional Experience: I am the principal owner and manager of the Discovery Bay Village Store, Sea Change Cannabis, and Disco Bay Detour. I managed the re-opening of the Quilcene Village Store in 2011. Before moving to Quilcene, I worked as a documentary filmmaker, as an IT consultant with US Bank and taught English in South Korea.
Education: BA, American Studies, Evergreen State College.
Community Service: Quilcene Fair, 5 years as chair. South County Update, KPTZ. Neighborhood Planning for Comprehensive Plan of Seattle.Young Professional of the Year, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce.
Statement: Jefferson County is at a crossroads. We need more affordable housing and living wage jobs in our rural areas. We need services that meet the diverse needs of our growing population living in all parts of the county. I have what it takes: the vision, the experience, the skills, and the collaborative energy to lead in ways that help our county government work for everyday people.
I have opened four businesses in District 3 of Jefferson County since 2011, building communities, encouraging business development and employing twenty five people. I will work to remove impediments for other entrepreneurs, while preserving the rural character that drew my family here to build our house and farm.
Tight budget constraints affect all county departments and services. As a Quilcene School Board member, I have first hand experience learning from these challenges. I built partnerships which helped develop the school garden and playground upgrades at minimal costs.
I ask for your vote. I will work for you to ensure that we have a responsible and transparent budget, to listen to our neighbors throughout the county, to address infrastructure needs, to sow seeds for responsible economic development, and protect our beloved home, Jefferson County.