I grew up in Bend when it was still a small town. After graduating from Bend High, I went to college in Michigan. I then came back to Oregon for law school at Lewis & Clark.
I began my career in public service as a state prosecutor and spent about five years focusing on crimes of domestic violence and sexual assault. I later became a victims’ rights attorney for a non-profit called the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center, where I worked for seven years providing free legal services to victims of crime.
When the opportunity arose move to Bend I jumped at the chance. I was thrilled to get back to the beautiful town where I grew up.
I’m ready to lead our community and move us forward with bold, creative ideas to tackle the challenges and opportunities Bend will face in the coming years.