A Little Bit About Me

When researching 2015-07-11-20-02-21candidates it is hard to get to know who they really are. I hope this blog post helps you to get to know me a little better.

Prior to moving to Cheyenne in 2014, my husband and I were living and working in Sheridan. I was working for an agricultural company designing and building their website and their online data collection systems. My husband was a gas compressor mechanic for a midstream oil and gas company. We decided to move to Cheyenne so my husband could return to school and pursue his Bachelor of Science in Engineering. We were lucky to find a house with some property west of Cheyenne in the Happy Valley subdivision and as the fairy tales always say “lived happily ever after.”

2015-10-04-10-09-48We have really enjoyed living out in the Happy Valley. Our neighbors are wonderful and have become true friends. We have also really enjoyed our close proximity to Curt Gowdy State Park and the Vedauwoo area. It is so nice that we are only 10 to 20 miles from being able to engage in some of our favorite outdoor activities – horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, boating, and snowshoeing!

For the last nine years I have had the pleasure of working for University of Wyoming Extension as a community development educator. I cover a 5 county area that includes Carbon, Albany, Laramie, Goshen, and Platte counties. The thing I love the most about my job is that I work with people (both colleagues and clientele) who are incredibly passionate about helping people and making a positive difference in their communities. The best part of teaching adults is that moment when you have shared something that someone in the class can really use and their excitement and enthusiasm about putting it into practice. Through my work I have made incredible friends from around Wyoming and have learned so much.

Let me know in the comments or through the contact me form what more you would like to know about me.

I voted for myself… it was surreal.

Last week I voted early in our Primary and I voted for myself. Until a few years ago the thought of running for office had never crossed my mind. And until a few months ago I had never really considered that I would be selecting myself at the ballot box. The journey has really begun!

If you haven’t voted yet (or even registered) be sure and get to your voting center tomorrow (8/16/16) and vote. If you aren’t registered you can register when you arrive. If you want to switch party affiliation to Democrat you can vote for me twice – once at the primary and then again at the general election.

For Laramie County you can find your voting center at https://maps.laramiecounty.com/votecenters/. For general information on voting such as how to register or vote with an absentee ballot as well as where to vote in the rest of Wyoming you can go to the Secretary of State’s page at http://soswy.state.wy.us/Elections/Voting.aspx.

Welcome to My Campaign

Welcome to my campaign for House District 42. This is my first experience running for office so I hope you will be patient with me as I learn the ropes of running for office. I will be using this blog to share my experiences in running for office and hopefully convincing you to vote for me, but more importantly, convincing you to get more involved in your community and the political process. After all, Abraham Lincoln’s ideal of “government of the people, by the people, for the people” doesn’t happen if we all don’t get involved.