I have been in the construction industry most of my life. I have taken, & taught many classes in Lead based paint, Ducts inside the Building Envelop, Building Net Zero homes, Sales and Marketing, Construction lien law, and Code updates for both the state of Washington and the state of Oregon.  The code cycle in Washington State is updates every cycle with the ICC along with additional codes required by the state of Washington. I have taken many classes in the Energy code updates and requirements. Oregon State requires all license holders to take continuing education every two years.  I was in charge of offering these classes for my builders and making sure all requirements were meet for the State of Oregon Construction Contactor’s board.

I am very well verse in my product knowledge having to deal with lumber, siding, windows and mill work items on the daily. As the codes are updated so are the needs of building products to meet these requirements.

I am very involved in my local, state and national home builders associations. I sit on a National Homes Builders Association (NAHB) State and Local Government Affairs committee and lobby both at the State Capital and the National Capital to keep housing affordable for everyone.  My involvement in the HBA helps me keep my education in the industry fresh and new as I have the opportunity to be involved in all the educational classes they offer.

Below is my resume with further details of some of my experiences and knowledge base in the building industry.



1997-1999           Southwestern Community College         Coos Bay, Oregon
Associate’s of Science

2000--2002                 Oregon State University                   Corvallis Oregon Campus
Associate’s of Arts

2013 to Present     Columbia Basin Community College         Pasco WA



Soroptimist International of CB & PK- 2000 to present- A women and children’s service organization that raises money for scholarships.
City of Kennewick Diversity Commission- 2016 to present- Appointed by the Mayor of Kennewick to serve the city.  
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Volunteer for Benton/Franklin- 2013 to present

American Cancer Society Hood To Coast Relay- Current Fundraising Chairperson- The Hood to Coast is a 200 mile/12 person relay race



Tri City Lumber Co.

Director of Government Affairs/Communication/ Coordinator of Built Green Program/Membership
The Home Builders Association of Tri Cities

I sat on the State of Washington’s Built Green Committee who dictates the checklist for all builders who are participate in the program, representing the interest of Eastern Washington builders who had different environmental issues than the West side of the state.  I was responsible for the integrity of the program for both home owners and the builders who built to this standard.  

Executive Officer             The Home Builders Association of Southwestern Oregon

Customer service representative: maintaining a high level of customer service for all association members, home show vendors and the board, I received and dealt with all complainants and worked to make sure everyone was happy with the end result. My annual retention rate was 87.6%