Tell Us a Little About Yourself
Although I’m a proud native of Virginia, I have spent much of the past three decades living and working in Washington state, with Pierce County as my home base. Prior to joining Elevate Health in June 2021, I worked as a university professor, a journalist, and a businessperson. My aim is to use the experiences and skills I’ve acquired over the years to help advance the cause of health equity and improve health outcomes for all residents of Pierce County.
Do You Have Any Pets?
Tanner, a 16-year-old Brittany/Setter rescue mix
Do You Have Any Hobbies?
Listening to all kinds of music and reading, especially biographies.
What is Your Favorite Way to Relax?
Watching documentary films.
When and Why Did You Join Elevate Health?
I joined in June 2021 because I appreciate the organization’s mission to serve Pierce County.
What Kind of Work Do You Do at Elevate Health?
I help formulate, shape and communicate the organization’s internal and external messaging.
What Do You Like About Working for Elevate Health?
The opportunity to meet with and contribute to the health of residents across Pierce County.
What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do in Pierce County?
Visit the area’s wonderful county and state parks.
What is Your Favorite Restaurant in Pierce County?
Tide’s Tavern in Gig Harbor.