Elected Experience: First time candidate; not a politician.
Other professional experience: I work with the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation developing courage, commitment, citizenship, integrity, patriotism, and sacrifice in students throughout our nation. Ten-year teacher and coach, PHS.
Education: Pacific Lutheran University; Bachelor’s, magna cum laude; Master’s, Education.
Community Service: I’m from a family of teachers, nurses, veterans, and police officers. I coach cross country and track and volunteer at basketball games. I am a member of the Puyallup United Methodist Church, where I work with the young adult group, raise money to support a women’s shelter, youth mission trips, and service projects.
Statement: Education funding and policy are the largest issues facing state lawmakers today, and it is past time we sent a classroom teacher to the State House. As a teacher at Puyallup High School, I have seen how the decisions the legislature makes impact our students every day.
We must do better. I will work with both Republicans and Democrats in Olympia to give our kids better opportunities to succeed. I’ll prioritize an economy that works for all of us, funding local schools, raising the minimum wage, enacting paid sick leave, and ensuring women earn equal pay for equal work.