I’ve lived in Alaska for more than 40 years, and I’ve been so fortunate to serve the communities in which I’ve lived while raising a family. I can help keep Alaska a great place to live and work.


  • Alaska State Legislature 2017-present
    • 2019-2020 Co-Chair of the House Finance Committee
    • 2017-2018 Energy, Health and Social Services, Education and Legislative Budget and Audit Committees
  • Anchorage Assembly, 2007-2016
    • Elected three times to the Anchorage Assembly to represent South Anchorage, Turnagain Arm, and Girdwood; termed out April 2016
    • Served as Vice Chair of the Assembly, and Chair of the following committees
      • Budget & Finance
      • Legislative
      • Enterprise
      • Title 21
      • Personnel
  • Alaska Municipal League, Past Chair & Board Member
  • Education Matters, Board Member
  • Anchorage Realizing Indigenous Student Excellence (ARISE), Board Member
  • Chugach State Park Advisory Committee, Past Chair & Board Member
  • Anchorage Center for Families, Past Chair & Board Member
  • Led a group of volunteer ski instructors for youth in the Arctic Northwest Borough and across much of Interior Alaska


  • Founding Member of the 49th State Angel Fund Network
  • Outdoor Educator for the Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC)
  • Past Owner/Operator of Alaska Gourmet Adventures
  • Cross Country Ski Coach for Service High School
  • Downhill Ski Instructor
  • Expedition Manager for Mount Vaughan Antarctic Expedition
  • Issue Advocacy Manager for Alaska Support Industry Alliance
  • Past Owner/Operator of Cripple Creek Resort
  • Legislative Aide

It gets pretty chilly in the Northwest Arctic Borough, but the people sure aren’t! I was touched by the enthusiastic send-off from Noatak after a terrific day of adventuring outdoors together on our skis