Elected Experience: Precinct Committee Officer, Delegate Washington State Democrats Convention, Vice-Chairman Yakima County Democrats, President Cascade Chainsaw Sculptors Guild
Other Professional Experience: Fruit Picker, Laborer, Sculptor, Art Instructor, Owner/Operator Cascade Carvings, Partner Sculptures in Stone LLC, Smokey Bear Licensee (US Department of Agriculture), Cascade Chainsaw Sculptors Guild Board, Yakima Maker Space Teacher, Yakima Maker Space Board
Education: Holy Family Elementary, Whitney Elementary, Wilson Jr. High, Graduate Eisenhower H.S., University of Washington, Bachelor of Science Microbiology and Immunology
Community Service: University District Food Bank, Selah Little League, American Cancer Society, Make a Wish Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, Community Seeds, Yakima Valley Veterans Coalition
Statement: Our children are the future but the world they inherit is the one we leave them with. For years we’ve had no real choice for our representatives. It’s been the same faces, the same stale ideas. They’ve said: “If the rich get richer, so will the rest of us.” This isn’t reality.
We need to teach our children practical skills. Higher Education, including vocational school, should be based on merit, not on ability to pay. Everyone deserves affordable health care coverage. Science and compromise are equally required. Investing in the future is the best way to change it.