Company Name: Benton PUD
Title: Manager of Communications & Government Relations
Years at Company: 9
What are three things you use at work every day?
Franklin Planner (I’m a list-maker), cell phone, and a sense of humor.
Where is your hometown?
I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but I consider Mukilteo, Washington, where I grew up, my hometown.
How do you spend your free time?
I spend my early mornings, late nights and weekends trying to match the energy level of my almost three-year-old daughter who loves spending time outdoors.
What are three words that best describe you?
Driven, humble, and organized
What did you want to become as kid?
A history teacher. In fact, that was one of the reasons I chose to go to school at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.
Where is your favorite place to travel?
My most memorable place to travel was Banff in Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Rockies are a MUST for any bucket list.
How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities?
10 years on Halloween – very scary! I can’t believe it has been a decade. It feels like just yesterday that my husband and I made the move from Alexandria, Virginia to Richland, Washington.
What is your favorite movie?
A Few Good Men
What motto do you live by?
If at first you don’t succeed; try, try again!
What excites you the most about the work of the Tri-City Regional Chamber?
myTRI 2030 - I am excited about being an active member of a community, shaping its future.