I live in East Anchorage with my husband Sam, our two young boys Finn and Deacon, and our two dogs Dolly and Daisy. We are proud to have laid our roots here. East Anchorage is where we found our home, started our family, and began a life dedicated to keeping Alaska a wonderful place to live, learn, work, and play.
I have worked at UAA for nearly 10 years, and I have served on the Board of the Alaska Food Policy Council (AFPC) for six years (four as Co-Chair). In these jobs, I’ve helped train the next generations of public health leaders, crafted policy positions to promote a supportive local food business environment and to ensure all Alaskans can put healthy foods on the table, and had the incredible opportunity to work in Alaskan communities, with Alaskan communities, to identify and collaboratively solve public health challenges -- with a focus on access to clean water and nutritious foods.
Working in Anchorage, and traveling across Alaska to diverse communities like Utqiaġvik (Barrow), Nome, Fairbanks, Kipnuk, Cordova, and Juneau, I’ve experienced first-hand what an incredible state we live in. And I’ve been humbled to learn what people take pride in, worry about, hope for, and work to achieve.
I’m running for State House because I believe that East Anchorage deserves better. You deserve someone who will work hard to provide smart, responsible solutions to Alaska’s most persistent problems, and who won’t sit around while things continue to get worse. You need someone who will work hard for you, and who isn’t afraid to be an independent voice. I will stand up to address our crime problem by investing in police and public defenders and fighting our opioid epidemic. I will invest in our kids by ensuring that we have the best education system possible. And I will bring solutions to our budgetary talks, collaborating with other legislators AND local business to ensure that we can pay a sustainable PFD to all Alaskan families.
In short, I will work hard on your behalf, collaborating with others to ensure that we get things done in the legislature and keep Alaska an amazing place to live, work, play, and raise our families.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my website. If you’d like to learn more about which issues I will take on in the legislature, please see my issues page below.