I made Philomath my home over five years ago after completing my graduate degree doing research on the Oregon coast. I have loved becoming part of the community and learning more about this charming, small town with deep roots and history. The friends and connections I have made with long-term and recent Philomath residents are some of the most meaningful relationships in my adult life. These relationships helped inspire me to become more involved in our community through local government.

The Philomath Citizen’s Academy has also played a key part in cultivating my curiosity about how things work and my passion for helping people. The many City-affiliated guest speakers and facility tours provided more insight into our community, local government, and the ways in which I could become more involved. Because of the people I met there and the knowledge I gained, I became involved in our City government. Before I became a city councilor, I participated in the City’s Inclusivity Ad Hoc Committee meetings and now I am the council co-chair to this community -led committee. I am proud of our volunteer committee members and the work we are doing to help create a more welcoming, bright future for Philomath. I look forward to continue learning more from every Philomath community member about what the City and myself, as your City Councilor, can do for you.

Fun Facts About Me

Favorite thing to do in Philomath

walk around our community, especially near forests and visiting the farmers' market


marine scientist specializing in fish ecophysiology and behavioral ecology


contra dancing (pre-pandemic), participating in local theatre, and reading

Favorite Food

spam musubi and sopes

Favorite Fandom

The Lord of the Rings

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