ELECTION 2019 CANDIDATE PROFILE
Candidate’s submitted biography (unedited):
· Professional Experience
Vice President, Philanthropy – Organization for Tropical Studies. Senior Director, Philanthropy – University of Washington Medical Center. Executive Director – Community Counselling Service. Owner – Clearwater Communications. Executive Director – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington.
Master’s Degree in Environmental Management – Duke University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Bachelor of Science – Washington and Lee University.
· Community Service
Vice Chair – Whatcom County Flood Commission. Founding Board Member – Washington Legends of Soccer. Volunteer – Mountain Environments Research Institute. Organizer – Whatcom County NFL Punt, Pass and Kick. Cub Scout Leader Pack 44. Coach for youth soccer, basketball, and robotics.
Let’s get Whatcom County working for all of us.
Whatcom County is a wonderful place to live with beautiful surroundings and thriving communities. However, it’s getting harder to make ends meet, find affordable housing, drug and mental health issues are increasing, and we’re seeing the impacts of climate change.
I’m running because we need leadership that can tackle these challenges. Together, we can make a difference on the issues that matter most to Whatcom County: sustainable economy with living wage jobs that support current and future generations, healthy environment for fish, farms and families, and a criminal justice system that is effective and ensures equity. Overarching these issues is my commitment to run a county government that is inclusive, responsive, and transparent ensuring that everyone has a voice in solving these issues before us.
Whatcom County is on the right path, but we need a steady hand to build a bright future for our families and future generations. I bring decades of experience leading organizations through difficult times. From nonprofits, to nationally renowned academic institutions, to international environmental organizations, I understand what it takes to implement positive change. Let’s come together to get Whatcom County working for all of us.
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