I am a third-generation Colorado native, and I love calling this beautiful state home. While completing my degree in Economics at Fort Lewis College in Southern Colorado, I spent my free time hiking, climbing, and on the river. And while I was in Washington, D.C., pursuing my M.B.A. at Georgetown, I missed the mountains and was eager to return home.
I've never run for office before, but I decided to seek this open seat when it became real to me how toxic the bitterly partisan political divide had become.
I watched the aftermath of the 2016 election with my foster daughter and was shocked by how polarized we've become. I decided to be the example my daughter needed of a woman who stands up for what is right, cuts through the partisan bickering, and speaks for the community rather than special interests.
I am a proven job creator, having worked as a director for a healthcare nonprofit, responsible for offices serving eight counties in northern Colorado, where I grew the Colorado Health Network's operations by forty percent.
I'm currently a business owner consulting for startup companies, with experience in the public sector from local school districts to the U.S. Department of Labor. I believe our budgets are our moral documents, and my business experience prepares me to tackle a sixty-page budget, identify priorities, and make limited resources count.
What Larimer County needs right now is not more division. I will be the leader who represents all of us.
For more information:
Check out both of our opening statements in this League of Women Voters forum, from about 9:50 to 13:36 in the video.