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I was born and raised in Sequim. I am married with three children.
Education: Sequim High School (graduated in 2008), AAS in Accounting from Kaplan University, AAS in Business Administration from Peninsula College (2021). I also earned my Certificate of Municipal Leadership and Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership from Association of Washington Cities (both in 2021).
Employment: Peninsula College President's Medal for Scholarly Excellence (June 2021), Peninsula College Graduation Commencement Student Speaker (June 2021).
Volunteer Work/Military Service: Head Start Policy Council Chairperson (November 2019 to present), Olympic Community Action Programs Board Member (June 2020 to present), Sequim Education Foundation Board Member (September 2020 to present), Sequim Farmer's and Artisan's Market Board President (October 2021 to present).
Hobbies/Interests: Name a craft and I've either tried it or want to try it. I also create digital art/graphic design, mandala artwork, painting, crocheting, spinning wool, playing video games with my family and solo, long walks with my family, hiking, spending time with nature, helping others, listening and mediating. Hearing anyone's life story has become a new favorite interest. I love hearing their background and careers and learning how that has shaped their lifetime so far!
What I love about Sequim and what I hope to contribute/accomplish as a city council member: I might be biased because I've lived in Sequim most of my life! I love Sequim because it's beautiful. It's the place that I've experienced the most hardship and struggles, but also the place where I have felt supported by the community, mentally and emotionally! I hope to contribute my perspective as a low-income parent, representing other low-income people and families. As a city council member, I hope to make a positive impact on the people of Sequim.