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I was raised in a family of educators, my father a middle school teacher and administrator, and my mother a high school teacher and guidance counselor, in a rural, underserved area. As such, the importance of a good education has been instilled into me since childhood. I received a Bachelor of Arts from Colorado State University, and during my undergraduate tenure, spent a year in Japan working for a non-profit educational organization. I also have an Associate of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Currently, I am working towards a Master of Public Administration from The Evergreen State College.
I spent several years in banking and finance as a commercial account manager and a mortgage lender. In these capacities, I was responsible for managing multi-million-dollar accounts and initiating, processing, evaluating and finalizing loans. I have also worked in higher education managing multiple grants, requiring the maintenance of accurate records and reporting.
I am grateful to have been able to substitute teach at Griffin. I have watched children grow and flourish as they attend Griffin, and I have witnessed first-hand the talent and dedication of Griffin teachers, staff and administration.
Meet my family
My husband, Eric, and I have been married since 2006 and are blessed with two amazing children, Willa (7th grade) and Rusher (4th grade). Both of our kids love attending Griffin!
As a family, we enjoy exploring the outdoors: camping, fishing, hiking, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, and roasting s'mores around the campfire. I have had the privilege of coaching both of them in Little Cougars Basketball, cheering them on in soccer, and proudly watching them act with Pacific Northwest Theater.
Pacific Northwest Theater Treasurer
Pacific Northwest Theater is a non-profit, educational, community theater company based in Olympia
Burns Point Water Board
Community Utility for Burns Point
Little Cougars Basketball Coach
Basketball league for W. Olympia area youth, grades 3-6
Daughters of the American Revolution
Non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to securing America's future through better education for children
Non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of freshwater streams, rivers, and associated upland habitats
Through hands-on learning experiences, youth members learn skills they will use throughout their lifetime