University of Minnesota, BA in Art History University of Baltimore School of Law, JD
I’m an attorney, businesswoman and twenty five year resident of Anne Arundel County. Having worked for large corporations, nonprofits, state government, and as a business owner, I understand the economic drivers and workplace realities that promote or impede financial growth, employment, and fair labor practices. Working for the Maryland Judiciary, I created the first adult guardianship oversight program to help protect vulnerable senior citizens and disabled adults. I also serve on the Anne Arundel County Adult Public Guardianship Review Board. I am committed to ensuring that our aging population has the services and resources to live healthy, independent lives as long as possible. Through my work with a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing substance misuse, I see firsthand the devastating consequences of the opioid epidemic. Increasing prevention programs and eliminating the barriers for widespread, affordable treatment are among my top priorities in addressing this crisis. Equal opportunities in the workplace and affordable childcare are critical to strengthening Maryland families. As past chair of the Anne Arundel County Commission for Women and current board member of the Maryland Legislative Agenda For Women, I know the work that needs to be done to overcome the challenges facing women of all ages. I live in the Broadneck Peninsula with my husband, a Navy veteran, and our son and daughter, both of whom attend public schools. I’ve taught at many of our schools as a substitute teacher. Our classrooms are overcrowded with underpaid and overworked teachers and our kids are paying the price. It’s time to make education a priority and reinvest in our youth. A graduate of Leadership Anne Arundel’s Neighborhood Leadership Academy and a graduate of Emerge Maryland, a program that trains women to run for office, I am well prepared for this campaign and serve the people of District 33.