I will fight to ensure that Sammamish is a community that is safe, beautiful, socially cohesive and inclusive, and environmentally sustainable; with diverse housing linked by convenient public transport, walking and cycling infrastructure to employment, education, public open space, local shops, health and community services, and leisure and cultural opportunities. A Sammamish where our teachers, first responders, young families, and retirees can live and thrive. This is what "livability" means to me. I will:
Let's 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 non-profit 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 useful partnerships within King County as we work to complete our signature project: a 28-mile trail system. I’m a Certified Wildlife Steward and lead the Climate Action Committee for Indivisible 8.
I serve vulnerable children as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for kiddos in foster care and appointed to King County Children and Youth Advisory Board and appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Prescription Drug Assistance Foundation which is responsible for getting access to lifesaving medications for Washington residents.
Other board-level & volunteer roles:
PTSA (McAuliffe, Inglewood, Eastlake), Eastside Girls Lacrosse, Cancer Lifeline, Atlas Assistance Dogs, Boys and Girls Club, Friends of Echo Glen, DeerPark HOA
I'm a mom with two great kids and a fabulous (and supportive!) husband, Phil. We've lived here for over 25 years and have a deep connection to the community that's only achieved by living and volunteering here for decades.
BUSINESS SKILLS: I'm known as a skilled business manager; an innovative marketing & business development pro with a track record of forging successful partnerships and instilling tight operational & fiscal controls.
I was a director at Microsoft Research, a VP at AOL, and CEO of a Technicolor subsidiary. I've expertly 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.
ENDORSED by National Women's Political Caucus, King County Democrats, 45th, 41st, and 5th LD Democrats, Representative Roger Goodman, Redmond Councilmember Vanessa Kritzer, and more.
Your financial support is critical to my campaign. Any dollar amount is most welcome! Even $25 makes a difference!