At the heart of Alaska are its energetic and diverse communities. Strong communities help Alaskans come together in pursuit of common goals, and make possible the cooperation necessary to both tackle our biggest problems and enable our greatest successes. Growing up and living in Alaska, I have been a part of a number of communities, and as your State House Representative I will continue to put community first to improve the quality of life for all Alaskans.

Community Positions

  • Vice President, South Fork Community Council (2010-12)
  • GOP Vice Chair, District 32, Coordinator, GOP Debates for Senate Candidates (2010-11)
  • Governor Parnell’s Transition Team on Energy, Resources and the Environment (2010-11)
  • Coordinator, Eagle River High School Lt Governor Debates (2010)
  • Governor Parnell & Lt. Governor Treadwell’s Inaugural Gala Committee (2010-11)
  • Chugiak-Eagle River Parks and Recreation Board of Supervisors (2010-12)
  • Vice President of Kempton Park Homeowners Association (2003)
  • Chair, Eagle River High Stadium Committee (2011)
  • Chair Young Life Committee Banquet (2011)
  • Community Involvement Volunteer For Less Fortunate (1982-87)
  • Director, Debates for School Board & Assembly Candidates Municipal Tax League (2010)
  • Coordinator, KPHA Neighborhood Crime Watch (2001-3)
  • Assistant Leader Youth for Christ (1988)
  • PTA, Huffman Elementary (2000-3)
  • Trails & Ski Program, Huffman Elementary (2001-2)
  • East High 20 Year Reunion Planning Team (2002)
  • Volunteer, Gold Nugget Triathlon (2003)
  • Peak Seekers Leader Faith Community (2002)
  • International Festival Committee, International School of Stavanger, Norway (2005)
  • Volunteer Coach, Swimming & Track, International School of Stavanger, Norway (2005)
  • Eagle River Trails Committee Chair, South Fork Community Council (2007-8)
  • Eagle River Trails Development Committee, Mayoral Committee Co-Chair (2008)
  • Eagle River Trails Sub-committee/Trails Committee Co-Chair, Eagle River Nordic Ski Club (2008-12)
  • Co-Chair, Cry in Your Wine, Tear in Your Beer fundraiser for ERHS stadium (2011)
  • Committee Chair, Cinco Di Mayo Festival, Young Life (2011)
  • First Responder Course
  • Grant Writing for Trails project (ongoing)
  • Coordinator, Mayors Marathon Aide Station (2010 & 11)
  • Director, “Open Trails” event (2009)
  • Race Director, Run with a View (2011)
  • Chair 10-10-10 Republican BBQ at Eagle River Campground
  • KPHA BBQ and Winter Chili Competition Committee (2001-03)
  • Eagle Scout Projects Involvement (2008-12)
  • 3 ski bench projects
  • Trail development
  • Kiosk improvements
  • Park improvement/beautification
  • Frisbee golf
  • Trail markers
  • Signage for trails
  • Ski Racks
  • Currently working with future Eagle Scout on large mapping project

Organizations Past & Current Membership

  • NRA
  • Birchwood Shooting Range
  • APU Women’s Masters Cross Country Ski Club
  • Faith Christian Community Church
  • Chugiak Eagle River Chamber of Commerce
  • Eagle River Nature Center
  • Community Covenant Church
  • Eagle Pointe Homeowners Association
  • Eagle River Nordic Ski Club (2006-2012)
  • ERHS Football Boosters
  • ERHS Soccer Banquet & BBQ Committee
  • ERHS X/C ski team mom
  • Anchorage Republican Women’s Club
  • Young Life Committee, Eagle River/Chugiak/JBER (2011-12)
  • Alaska World Affairs Council
  • Alaska Trails
  • RDC-Research Development Council
  • Guest Speaker National Historic Iditarod Statewide Trails Committee (Nov 2011)
  • Gruening Middle School Coordinated Norwegian Waffle Day (2007)
  • Historic Iditarod Trails Statewide Meeting, presenter 2011
  • Anchorage Trails and Greenways
  • ERHS Parent Volunteer (2007-12)
  • Grad Blast Committee (2011)

Interviews and Publication

  • The Anchorage Press (2009)
  • The Alaska Star (numerous articles 2008-11)
  • The Nordic Skier (2008-11)

Attended

  • Mayor’s Education Summit (2011)
  • Mayor’s Community Conversations on Education (2012)
  • Research Development Annual Meeting (2011)
  • AEDC State of the State with Steve Forbes (2012)
  • Common Wealth North numerous meetings
  • Statewide Trails Conference Palmer, Alaska (2009)
  • National Trails Conference Homer, Alaska (2009)
  • Governor’s & Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast (numerous)
  • Input Anchorage Metropolitan Transportation Plan (2011)
  • Heritage Land Bank attended 5 year plan update
  • Worked successfully with ASD on placing trails on property (2008)
  • Collaboratively worked with MHT Mental Health Trust improving public access/trails (2009-10)
  • Helped maintain trials throughout Eagle River Trails System (2008-12)
  • Collaboratively worked with adjacent land owners and community on trails (2008-2012)
  • Successfully worked with Chugach Advisory Board on getting trails/improvements in park (2008-11)
  • Input Re-districting Board (2011)
  • Input Chugach State Trails Plan (2009)
  • Input Chugach State Park Management Plan (2011)
  • Input Chugach State Park Access Plan (2010)
  • Testified at Bureau of Energy and Ocean Management (2011)
  • Trail Rondy Conference, Palmer, Alaska (2011)
  • Alaska State Parks Chain saw certification program (2009)

Internationally

  • Lived in Norway two and a half years
  • Visited almost 50 countries or Independent territories throughout my life
  • Son of Norway member
  • Maharlika Philippines Celebration
  • Duvali Indian Celebration
  • Chinese New Year Celebration

Community Races

  • Frostbite Footrace
  • Tuesday Night Races
  • Ski For Women
  • Bike For Women (2011)
  • Gold Nugget Triathlon (2003 & 11)
  • Mayors Midnight Marathon (2003)
  • Stokka Lake Race Norway (2005)
  • Mayor’s 1/2 marathon (2007 & 11)
  • Hammerman Triathlon (2002)
  • Lost Lake Trail Run (15 mile, 2003 & 11)
  • Tour of Anchorage, 25K Classic, finished 10th overall for women (2007)
  • Tour of Anchorage, 25K Skate (2009)
  • Wooden Ski Classic
  • Ski on the Beach, 3rd place women (2010)

As a Teenager

  • Youth For Christ
  • X-Country Running, Skiing & Track – All Varsity Participation
  • Youth For Christ Choir
  • Numerous Community Races (Arctic Valley Race, Governor’s 10k Classic, Run for Women)
  • Clean Up Day

As a Youth

  • Delivered Newspapers for 5 years
  • Jessie Owens Games
  • Girl Scouts
  • Senior Center Visits
  • Walk for Hope