Family: Husband, 3 children (now young adults living on their own) and foster youth
Occupation: Community Outreach Manager
Previous government experience or community involvement:
• My husband and I have been a licensed therapeutic foster and adoptive parents for the past 16 years.
• Member of the Resource Family Advisory Board as the AK South-Central representative. This board was created by the Office of Children Services (OCS) with the purpose of advocating for foster families.
• Co-founder of AK Hopes & Dreams providing free youth leadership summits to students.
• Worked with the Anchorage School Business Partnership Program for the past 20 years as a board member and advocating for strengthening partnerships between schools and the business community.
Highest level of education: Master’s degree in Business Organizational Management
What is the latest book you’ve read? Or, what book do you recommend and why?: “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race” by Beverly Daniel Tatum