I am running for Second District Supervisor because I care deeply about my community and want to ensure that we are able to protect our Central Coast values and environment while providing strong fiscally responsible local government that creates opportunities for people to be successful.
I grew up in Santa Barbara attending local schools and graduated from SBCC and UCSB, My mother was an elementary school teacher and my father was the Library Director for the City and County of Santa Barbara. My professional career began as legislative assistant for State Assemblyman Jack O’Connell. I was the original manager of Traffic Solutions, promoting local, green and sustainable transportation options to employers. For twenty years I owned and operated, Transitions Preschool, a local small family business. Today, in addition to my service on the City Council, I work as the Deputy Executive Director for the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments helping regional efforts to widen the 101 freeway and improve bus and passenger rail service. I am proud to have served our community over many years – as a City Council Member, Planning Commissioner, California Coastal Commissioner, and also as a member of numerous boards and commissions.