Master of Public Policy,
Oregon State University June 2012
Bachelor of Science,
Oregon State University June 2008
Oregon Economic Development Association
November 2014- Present
Helping OEDA, a statewide non-profit organization, in their work to support economic development professionals who are on the front-line in diversifying and expanding Oregon's economy.
Executive Board Member & President
Association of Oregon Redevelopment Agencies
March 2007 - March 2016
Working to define direction for the organization and increase understanding of Urban Renewal through better metrics and outreach including speaking and presenting throughout Oregon. Co-chaired the statewide urban renewal oversight committee and experienced with working through contentious issues to gain consensus, creating and implementing a work plan among disparate groups including lobbyists, legislators, and various stakeholders. Experience lobbying and testifying before legislative committees.
U.S. Department of State & ICMA
New Zealand July 2013
Selected to participate in the Legislative Process and Governance Professional Fellows Program in New Zealand. Hosted two women from NZ in Albany, then I was the lucky dog who got to travel to NZ for three weeks.
Toured cities, learned about local governance, challenges (earthquakes) and their work to respect and include the Maori native people into policy-making at all levels.
Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED) Certified July 2012
And completion of the Northwest Community Development Institute
HAM Radio Operator, FCC License. Call sign KG7QZB February 2015
As a licensed HAM radio operator, I am able to assist with emergency planning and preparations. Member of the Emergency Management team in Albany and participated in various drills and exercises including the Cascadia Rising event in 2016.