Appointed 2011. Thirty years of experience in the tree fruit industry and farming 50 acres of orchard in the Manson area. Member of Lake Chelan Rotary, Washington Growers Clearing House, Washington Horticulture Association. Former board member Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, Lake Chelan Community Hospital Foundation, Washington Growers Clearing House, Washington Ag and Forestry Leadership Foundation (Chair 2004). Founding Board Member of Catalina Medical Clinic, Tucson, AZ. Currently Commissioner for Lake Chelan Community Hospital. Graduate of Washington Ag and Forestry Leadership Program (96-98), Certified SQF Practitioner. Resident of Chelan/Manson area for 36 years. Three members of my family are teachers, so I am aware of the day to day challenges they encounter. Having been very involved with my children from PTA to Little League and through high school, I understand the value of an education and how being involved makes a difference.