Elected Experience: Resident of Shelton, whose Washington family history dates back to the 1880s. Executive committee and webmaster for the Mason County Democrats and 35th LD Democrats.
Other Professional Experience: Small business owner and founder of Phonon Energy creating innovative solutions to today’s energy problems. Engineering leader for over 23 years with Boeing and Rolls-Royce.
Education: Bachelors in Aeronautics; MBA, University of Puget Sound; post -graduate work in Business, University of Washington; PhD in Engineering.
Community Service: Volunteer Firefighter and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, numerous Lutheran church-related projects and the March for Science. Mason Democrats Volunteer of the Year award.
Statement: We need a change. Current leadership has been ineffective in funding schools, creating new jobs, or lowering our rising taxes.
As an engineer developing 21st century, environmentally progressive, job-creating solutions at Boeing and in my own start-up business, I have the skills and experience to create high-paying jobs while lowering taxes. I understand how to be fiscally responsible, how to stop tax creep, and how to develop new solutions. Let’s make changes by: Developing new high-paying jobs including biofuel, manufacturing, technology. Lowering property taxes, more fiscal responsibility. Creating smarter funding for education, mental health, and rehab