I’ve always loved the Colorado way of life. During college I would drive out to Colorado each summer to work as a mountaineering guide. After finishing law school, my husband and I made Colorado our home, started a family, and founded a business in Westminster. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.
I am the daughter of an immigrant and granddaughter of union steelworkers. My mother passed away while I was in college and it fell to me to care for my little sister while finishing college and law school. This would not have been possible without help from friends and neighbors, and financial support from my mother’s and grandmother’s pensions to pay emergency medical bills.
I was lucky. You shouldn’t have to be lucky to make it in America.
As an elected official, I’ve consistently listened and learned from people with different life experiences than my own. I served two terms on the Westminster City Council starting in 2013, and in 2018, became the youngest woman ever elected to the Adams County Commission.
InvestHER recognized me in 2022 with the ‘Innovations’ Elected Official award, for “being a creative, people-minded public servant!”
I’ve dedicated my time on the Commission to community work, and currently serve on the following boards and committees:
- Board of Directors, Adams County Regional Economic Partnership
- Co-Vice Chair, County & Commissioners Acting Together
- Legislative Committee Chair, Colorado Communities for Climate Action
- Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee, National Association of Counties
- International Economic Development Taskforce, National Association of Counties
- Rocky Mountain Partnership/Policy and Legislative Advisory Network
- North Metro Denver Small Business Development Center Advisory Board
Read more about the Issues I stand for, and the important initiatives I’ve worked on in my first term.