How long have you lived in Lakewood?
My Dad bought our home in the late 1950’s and it remains in our family. I have lived in Lakewood for the better part of 40+ years.
What motivated you to enter public service?
For me, public service is a “calling.” The role of Councilor allows me to use my nursing skills in a different way in order to make a difference in our community. I love the interaction with people and working toward solutions.
What issues are you most passionate about?
I am most passionate about making sure the people’s voices and concerns are heard and valued. I am trying to re-build trust again in elected officials.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I love to travel and learn. I am currently taking classes to help me better understand our Constitution and civil rights.
What is your professional and/or educational background?
I have a Master’s degree in Community Health Nursing. Additionally, I have a Critical Nurse Certificate. I have been married to my Walt for nearly 54 years and we have 3 grown children and one grandchild.