Elected Experience: First-time candidate with years of hands-on community leadership
Other Professional Experience: Policy Associate at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; Over ten years improving education and job skills as Adjunct Faculty, Associate Dean, Director of Pacific County Programming, and WorkFirst Assistant Director at Grays Harbor College; Formerly a teacher, coach, and farmhand
Education: Doctorate of Education, Organizational Leadership, Brandman University; MS and BA, Political Science, Portland State University; Pe Ell High School
Community Service: Years of local, state and national service including the Pacific County Economic Development Council, the Lewis-Pacific Swiss Society, and helping launch the Pacific County Teen Advocacy Coalition
Statement: My family has farmed in Southwest Washington for four generations, and we’re raising our daughters with the same respect for land, people, and community. I believe in common sense, local values: work hard, care for your family, and protect our quality of life. I’ve dedicated my career to helping neighbors in a changing economy - in Olympia I’ll fight for education and vocational training, affordable health care, protection for rural industries, and lower taxes for struggling households.
Endorsed: US Senator Murray; Legislators Dean Takko, Brian Blake; Mayors Aberdeen, Elma, Montesano; former Mayors Ilwaco, Long Beach; teachers, labor organizations, and more!