"I have lived in and around Lynnwood most of my life. I graduated from Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood as did both of my daughters. My first job was with the Lynnwood Library, which was followed by employment with Winchell's Donuts. Next, I worked for a Lynnwood CPA firm, and then I worked for my uncle's landscaping company as his accountant as well as installing playground equipment at South Lynnwood Neighborhood Park and watering trees that are still part of Alderwood Mall. I went on from there to work at various businesses in their accounting departments and in 1987 began my own accounting firm serving small businesses and individuals. Along the way I raised two amazing daughters, Denise and Janine, primarily as a single mom."
Volunteerism is part of my core. I have spent many years volunteering and working with people experiencing homelessness, single moms, visiting with women in and out of jail, taking blood pressure checks at the Lynnwood Fire Department, cooking for the Kids Fire Camp, serving on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations, volunteering with Lynnwood Rotary and more.
My passion is for Lynnwood to continue to grow and change into being the place where we are all proud to live, work and play not just for this generation but for all those who continue to choose to make Lynnwood their home.