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.


  • 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

I was honored to serve three terms on the Anchorage Assembly. Photo credit: John Aronno of the Alaska Commons


  • Alaska State Legislature 2017-2018
    • Served one term in the Legislature on the Energy, Health and Social Services, Education Committee and Legislative Budget and Audit Committee
  • 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

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