I grew up surrounded by a family who instilled the importance of making the world we live in a better place than what we found. I am a native of Nebraska and moved to Utah in 1997 to work for the University of Utah. I was immediately taken by the beauty of the area, the people's work ethic, and the family-oriented values that encompassed my community.
I was first elected to the Ogden City Council in 2012 and was re-elected to a second term in 2016. Throughout my terms, I helped produce the 2019 Strategic Plan, which was a roadmap for Ogden’s strategic directives, strategic plan projects, and capital projects. My commitment to sustainability has been evident as a facilitator towards creating the Natural Resources and Sustainability Committee. I helped push for the 5-year strategic financial model. These investments have expanded my promise to Ogden for smart, strategic, and sustainable growth.
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial & Management Systems Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska. I am a process-oriented, data-driven person which helps me make decisions.
I began my professional career in healthcare as a management engineer, helping hospital and physician organizations become more financially efficient. I developed, owned and sold a successful business. I have worked as a healthcare consultant, program manager, and director, concentrating on housing, planning, transportation, and real estate. I am currently working as a regional economic development planner, linking economic development with transportation and housing decisions along the Wasatch Front.