County Commissioner, Columbia County Oregon
Transit Coordinator 4 years
Paramedic Supervisor 22 ½ years
Oregon Certified Paramedic 29 years
Small Business Owner: Dutchman Services 17 years
Scappoose School District (1-12) graduated 1978
Paramedic School graduated 1982
Willamette University’s Transit Management Program
OSU County College Graduate Certificate, with Honors 2011
Prior Governmental Experience
Director Columbia 911 Communications District Board of Directors- 6 Terms
Columbia County Fair Board- 2 Terms
Northwest Area and Columbia County Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee
Northwest Ride Center Advisory Board
AOC Human Services Co-Chair, and Transportation Committee
Community Action Team Advisory Board
Restructured County Fair to keep it viable
Supported industrial development to create local family wage jobs
Successful restructuring of public health services
This has been my family’s home since the 1880’s. My experience in government services and a career in private industry affords me the unique perspective of public-private partnerships, collaboration and teamwork.
Livable Communities where we can raise our families with good paying jobs, good schools and a public safety system that we can be proud of is something that we all want.
75% of Columbia County’s workforce currently commutes to work. Some people do not see this as a problem. I, on the other hand, do. Whenever people have to travel to work, their cost of living rises, and their availability for family and community participation is reduced. I will continue to work hard every day to bring good family wage jobs back into our county.
My Experience in a multitude of government boards, in the toughest of economic times has imparted a solid understanding of budgeting and fiscal responsibility.
Endorsed by many Unions including UFCW Local 555
It would be my honor and privilege to continue to serve this great county and all who live here.