For my entire life, starting in my early teens, I have been dedicated to public service.  Born in Pend Oreille County, I grew up on my family's owned and operated saw mill in Eastern Washington.  Hard work, honest work, and Entrepreneurship are the foundation of my life.   I started as a volunteer firefighter with my home town fire department at age sixteen.  Since then, I have been involved with all aspects of public safety. Firefighter, Paramedic, Fire Chief, Deputy Coroner, Special Sherriff's Deputy, have all been hats that I have worn.  With both my Medical and Investigative experience paired with my extensive education, I am the best candidate to serve our community... our families.



  • Employed as a Deputy Coroner for over 11 years combined,  in 2 counties.

  • Held ranks in the fire service ranging from volunteer, firefighter/paramedic, to fire chief for 7 years,  in a career spanning over 25 years.

  • Special Sheriff's Deputy for 6 years.

  • Public service since the age 16.

  • Mentor and trainer for new Paramedics and firefighters.



  • Master's Degree in Leadership, 4.0 GPA

        Grand Canyon University

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Safety Administration, 4.0 GPA                                       Grand Canyon University

  • Numerous Leadership and Supervision certifications through FEMA, the National Fire Academy and the Washington State Patrol.

  • Paramedic Training University of Iowa Emergency Services Learning Resource Center

  • See full list of certifications/training under the Background tab.





  • Built a Paramedic program from the ground up that is still intact today

  • Successful growth of my Fire Department's revenue without levies or tax increases.

  • Implementation of public/private partnerships along with partnerships with public entities that are traditionally exclusive to each other.

  • Obtained both a Master's Degree and a Bachelor's Degree while employed full time and raising a family.