Elected Experience: First time candidate.
Other Professional Experience: Lummi Nation Service Organization Ventures Executive Director promoting prosperity through job creation, entrepreneurship, revolving loan fund, strengthening families, food policy, community partnerships, small business incubator- Te’ti’sen Center. Executive Assistant to Lummi Nation Vice-Chairman. Lummi CEDAR Project Program Director.
Education: Master’s in Public Administration from Evergreen State College. Northwest Indian College. Lummi High School and Nooksack Valley Schools.
Community Service: Lummi Planning Commissioner Treasurer Secretary, Lummi Budget Committee, Lummi CEDAR Project Board, NWIC Student Leadership, member Autumn Rose Canoe Club, Annual Lummi Stommish Water Festival Committee, Salmon Ceremony Committee, Ventures Financial Management Team.
Statement: Four years ago, the Supreme Court mandated that the legislature make education our state’s top priority. So far, little progress has been made. I know firsthand that education creates economic opportunity. We can’t create that opportunity if our legislature is mired in gridlock. I know we can make education a top priority for funding and local solutions.
I will work to keep Whatcom County a great place to live with family wage jobs, fiscal responsibility and protecting our air, land and water. Let’s make our state a place where the next generation has the opportunity to succeed and thrive.