Elected Experience: None
Other Professional Experience: Owner of a Spokane-based CPA practice for 25 years with 20 employees specializing in hospitals, clinics, and healthcare organizations in Chewelah, Colville, Newport, Omak, Republic, Tonasket, Deer Park and hundreds of other communities throughout the west. I was a submarine-qualified hospital corpsman on active duty for five years during the Vietnam era and three additional years in the reserves.
Education: BA North Carolina State University '79 – Accounting major
Community Service: National Rural Health Association Board, Washington Rural Health Association Treasurer, co-founder Washington Rural Health Clinic Association, and faculty for health care educational programs throughout the country.
Statement: I’ve worked hard for 25 years to ensure our healthcare organizations have the resources needed to properly care for our families. I accomplished this through sound business principals, innovative solutions and good old-fashioned problem solving. This will also be my approach to public service. Too often politics interfere with progress and solutions, leaving our infrastructure crumbling, our schools lacking needed resources, and our senior citizens and veterans to choose between food and healthcare.
We can do better. This straight forward common-sense approach is ready to work for a bright future. I’d be honored to earn your vote.