Serving Our Community
I have found that when a group of passionate, inspired people get together and work towards a common goal, positive policies and progress prevail over individual views and differences that might usually separate them.
I have worked with many of your neighbors and friends as the Secretary for Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT)
creating and engaging in local action for better land-use planning, greener buildings and policies and practices that will conscientiously mitigate impacts of this climate emergency.
I have been an active member of the Thurston County Democrats
, supporting the success of the Burger Booth, which has brought all manner of individuals together for a fun activity that promotes the honest leadership and hard work of all elected officials and local party members.
The role I am most honored to have served was as a US Navy Submariner. I served our country during the Gulf War and was honorably discharged in 1993 as a disabled veteran. This role was fundamental in instilling the idea that success only comes when we stand together and lean on one another for support to overcome challenges.