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My husband and I are proud to call Black Diamond our home for its strong sense of history and community built around forests and wetlands; its beautiful trails and hills were invaluable to successfully training me for my first marathon.
As I prepare a new marathon as City Council member, I look forward to introducing new neighbors to old traditions, and longtime residents to new opportunities. My service in public education has energized me to promote a community in which people from different walks of life come together to advance a meaningful future. I also care passionately about the safety of our roads (especially safety on 169/3rd Avenue!) and transportation options.
Let us renew our commitment to protect the natural landscape that makes Black Diamond so special, and embrace the next chapters in our town’s story.
I ask for your vote.
I am endorsed by State Representatives Bill Ramos and Lisa Callan, State Senator Mona Das, 5th LD Democrats, the National Women's Political Caucus of Washington, and Democratic Municipal Officials.
A graduate of Kentwood High School and of Pacific Lutheran University, for both my Master's of Education and my Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies, Chinese Studies, and Scandinavian Studies, I have been passionate about being part of conversations and learning more from a wide range of people from all walks of life. I love to learn about what people care about, and use that knowledge and insight to both empower others to find their voices, and for me to use my voice to advocate for others.
I have grown up in South King County and have witnessed the dramatic changes that it has undergone over the past two decades. The new strength that other South King County cities in which I have lived, worked, played, volunteered in, have built as a result of their increasing diversity, and the growing pains including congestion and a loss of green spaces as a result of a large population boom, have already become a part of a new chapter in Black Diamond's story. These dualities have both inspired my run for City Council as I see growth both as a challenge and an opportunity for the city we have called home for a few years now. As a newer resident of Black Diamond, I personally understand the need for new residents to feel as welcome as we first did, just as I value the sense of community and fascinating history that must continue to shape Black Diamond's identity.
I have worked in public education for seven years, in the Kent, Federal Way, and currently Tahoma School Districts, and I see the importance of maintaining positive relationships between city council and our school boards for the well-being of our students. I live with my husband in the historic part of Black Diamond and we have two outspoken Alaskan Malamutes. Pictured here is my husband and me after completing our second Tough Mudder in Black Diamond. I love staying physically active, including substituting as a group fitness instructor running (particularly trail running). In April of this year I just ran my first marathon as preparation for the marathon of public office!
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