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When did you start working with Greater Tacoma Community Foundation (GTCF)?

I started working at GTCF in May 2019.

Briefly describe what you do in your role with GTCF

I am a facilitator, advocate, and researcher working to create a more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable community in Pierce County.

What other jobs or positions have you held?

Before coming to GTCF I was the clinical specialist at Seattle Children's Hospital’s Inpatient Psychiatric Unit where I supervised behavioral health interventions for youth and families. Previously, I worked at the YMCA of Greater Seattle, Democracy Prep, and New Visions for Public Schools. I currently serve as the chair of the Pierce County Developmental Disability Advisory Board.

Outside of GTCF, what enjoyable activity do you engage in? What brings you joy?

Cooking fresh produce from local farms brings me great joy! I love being a part of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and getting to know the people who grow our food. I also spend a lot of time walking nearby trails with my husband and pup and checking out books at the library.

What activity, place, or event do you recommend other people check out in Pierce County?

Check out Alma Mater or any of our other great venues for music! Tacoma has an impressive music scene and it’s hard to beat the collective energy of a live show.