I am a small business owner as a consultant working within the nonprofit sector around organizational development, capacity building and advocacy. Some of my current clients include Washington Community for Children and the Children's Alliance. In addition to being a consultant I am also an early learning educator. I have worked in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years, I was the NAMI Washington Interim Policy Director (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a co-founder and executive director for 10 years of Queer Power Alliance (formerly LGBTQ Allyship), an economic and housing justice organization, and a community organizer for Hotel and Restaurant Employees (HERE) Local 8.
I served on the Best Start for Kids Advisory Board for 4 years, a committe member for 3 years on the Seattle Housing Levy Oversight Committee and for 2 years on Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission.
Before entering the nonprofit sector, I taught for 5 years as an English as a Second Language Instructor at Renton Technical College and was a proud union member.
I am on the Olympic Hills Elementary PTA board as the Advocacy Chair. I am on the executive board of the 46th Democrats as a Co-Policy & Advocacy Chair and I am on the board of the National Women’s Political Caucus as their Fundraising Chair.
I am a former foster parent, queer and non-binary working class femme and I am running to be the next School Board Director of District 1.
I welcome your support and look forward to serving you.