I'm a mom with two great kids and a fabulous (and supportive!) husband, Phil. We've lived here for 25 years and have a deep connection to the community.
BUSINESS SKILLS: In my professional life I'm known as an innovative marketing and business development pro with a track record of forging effective partnerships and instilling tight operational and fiscal controls.
I've been a director within Microsoft Research, a VP at AOL, and CEO of a search engine company. I've managed multi-million dollar budgets, and
my various leadership roles have given me full profit & loss experience and the ability to build consensus between disparate groups.
It's time to get Sammamish moving and press ahead with common sense initiatives to ensure that our community is the home we're proud to leave the next generation.
I am president of SammamishFriends.org, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting conservation and sustainability efforts in the community. The group generates funds and provides guidance to Sammamish-based volunteer organizations supporting stormwater stewardship, wildlife habitat, heritage gardens, parks & open space plus other sustainability efforts. I’ve fostered partnerships within King County as we work to complete our signature project: a 28-mile trail system. I’m a Certified Wildlife Steward and manage the Sammamish Huddle, a group promoting well-researched environmental policy and activism.
I’m a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for children in dependency and I’ve recently been appointed to the Children and Youth Advisory Board for King County.
Other board-level roles:
PTSA, Eastside Girls Lacrosse, Cancer Lifeline, Atlas Assistance Dogs, DeerPark HOA