I am blessed to have a profession that is centered on having a unified approach to the safety and well-being of the community. As an emergency manager in the Portland Metro area for almost 10 years I have gained a fundamental understanding of hazards, vulnerabilities and capabilities within our region. I have collaborated across public, private and non-profit sectors to strengthen our collective and individual preparedness and resilience. From 2008 to 2010, I helped enhance the safety and emergency management program at the Hillsboro School District. From 2010 to 2017, I developed disaster mitigation and response plans in Multnomah County. Today, I work in the private sector at Portland General Electric (PGE), helping ensure we have a resilient grid and safe community.
What this means for you is that I will work to build bridges between our diverse communities, find win-win solutions for our businesses and local non-profits, and establish productive working arrangements with our neighbors at local, regional and state levels.