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

August 2023

Briefly describe what you do in your role with GTCF

Although I'm a new member of the Ambassador Committee, I got connected to GTCF back in 2011 as a member of the Youth Philanthropy Board.

What is the most exciting part of your role with GTCF?

I am a proud, lifelong Parklander. I am excited to advocate for this part of unincorporated Pierce County on the Ambassador committee.

What other jobs or positions have you held?

In my work with Blue Zones Project Parkland-Spanaway, I get to wake up and serve my home community each day. My single greatest hope for Parkland and Spanaway is for folks to find their purpose and a sense of belonging, leading to a shared understanding that we can lead long, healthy lives right here in our home community.

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

I have the great privilege of serving as the President of the Board for the Franklin Pierce School District, my alma mater. Perhaps my favorite part of the academic year is getting to hand out diplomas to our graduating seniors.

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

If I'm not out in Parkland, you can probably find me catching a movie at the Grand Cinema.

What is the most inspiring book that you have read and why?

I recently wrapped up Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. Although published in 1985, many of his observations regarding popular media's impact on critical thinking hold up today.