Education: Bachelor of science and master of science degrees in animal science with emphasis on equine reproductive physiology, from Oregon State University.
Occupation: Owner and manager of a horse boarding and breeding farm north of Vaughn.
Professional qualifications: Fought fires summers for the Oregon State Forestry Department. Apprenticed with the Oregon State Fish and Game Department. Managed large horse breeding farms and equine veterinary practice. Successful business owner and manager on the Key Peninsula since 1993.
Personal information: Born and raised in northeast Oregon. Moved to the Key Peninsula in 1993 and raised two lovely daughters here. Ride and compete horses in "eventing" (dressage, stadium and cross country jumping). Regularly walk in Key Peninsula parks with friends and dogs, ride and condition my horses, and ride my bike. Enjoy kayaking, swimming, snow shoeing and skiing.
Community involvement: Volunteered in the local PTA, Pony Club, dog 4-H. Served on the Fire District 16 Citizen’s Advisory Committee, was nominated for the Key Peninsula Lion's Annual Citizen of the Year Award. Work closely with the Pierce Conservation District to reduce water contamination from farming.
Personal views: I love the outdoors! Our parks are places that bring our community together. From playgrounds to recreation and educational programs to accessing to some of the best trails and beaches in the state, the Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District has much to offer our citizens. I know how important it is that Key Pen Parks is run in a fiscally responsibly way, while offering properties and services that local residents not only want, but will will enjoy and utilize. I hope to share a fresh, enthusiastic prospective on the board. I will help to build on the success of our local parks system so it serves all KP residents, now and for generations to come. I strongly believe that input from the community is vital, and I will work to ensure that Key Pen Parks listens and responds to you. I look forward to serving.