Thank you for considering me to represent Gresham.
About Dave Heidi and I moved to Gresham in 2007, shortly after having our first child. We purchased a home in Gresham because of the natural beauty, lower-cost housing, and an easy MAX commute to downtown Portland
I have grown to really love our community. I appreciate the commitment that Gresham leaders have shown to working together to solve problems, and our community willingness to roll up sleeves and make our hometown great. Gresham is a great place to raise a family and grow a business, and I want to continue to foster that. Gresham also has some very real challenges that we need to tackle head-on.
Over the years my career has progressed in the area of information technology. I am a manager at a software company headquartered in Portland. In my career, I've had the good fortune to learn many skills and work with diverse people. I'm fortunate enough to have a great job, and a very supportive family, enabling me to step up to give back to our community through public service.
Education Gresham Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy - 2017-2018
Law, Justice, & Public Safety
Portland State University - Masters of Public Administration – 2005-2007
Public sector financial management and budget
Information systems management
Washington State University - Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences - 2001-2005
Multnomah University - Undergraduate classes – 2000-2001
City of Gresham, Finance Committee, Vice Chair The Finance Committee advises Council on City financial matters. This includes review of staff recommendations for financially-related matters including budget adjustments throughout the year, review and recommends updates to Investment and Financial Policies, and serves as a citizen representation on City’s Annual Budget Review Committee.
Human Solutions, Finance Committee Member Human Solutions helps low-income and homeless families and individuals gain self-sufficiency by providing emergency shelter, affordable housing, family support services, job readiness training and economic development opportunities. The finance committee serves the board of directors in an oversight role for financial management and policies.
Northwest Neighborhood Association, Vice President The Northwest Neighborhood Association (NWNA) is one of sixteen neighborhood associations in the City of Gresham.
Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations, Secretary-Treasurer The Coalition of Gresham Neighborhood Associations provides structure, support and peer-to-peer support for the leadership of Gresham's neighborhood associations.
MHCC Cyber Security Degree Program Advisory Committee The Mt. Hood Community College Cyber Security and Networking program is designed to train students for a career in cyber security. The program advisory committee consists of industry professionals who provide input and advice to program faculty and staff, from the perspective of industry and employers.