I was born in the mid 80’s in Yuba City, California but moved as an infant to Redding, California where I was raised and ultimately started my family. I grew up embracing a ranch life with early mornings feeding horses and late nights mucking stalls. Work ethic and family values were built and fostered in me beginning in the early years, and I have seen that drive for excellence prove to be vital in every phase of my life.

With unwavering family support and a determined head on my shoulders, I moved away to the University of California, Santa Barbara after graduating from Foothill High School in Palo Cedro. I loved my time at UCSB. I deeply appreciated it’s diversity, culture, and camaraderie. But after experiencing the death of several loved ones over the short span of a year, I knew it was time to be closer to home. It was a sobering but necessary transfer to St. Mary’s College of California where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in environmental sciences.

While in college, I met and fell in love with my perfect match. Together we fostered a dream of owning our own business, getting married, and starting a family. We tackled all three dreams, bringing Dutch Bros. Coffee to Redding, exchanging vows shortly after the first stand opened, and building our legacy which now includes four beautiful children. We dove in to the business world head on, opening three shops in seven months. I quickly learned what it looked like to be responsible with finances. For me, responsible looked like pouring every ounce of profit back into our business plan that was successfully taking off before we could blink. A lack of heating and air in our home and anything cheap for dinner seemed like a worthwhile trade to see our shops booming! I worked in the stands alongside my staff, built relationships with my crew and customers, and quickly learned effective conflict management and team building. It was in these early days that I realized I am wired to execute change, tackle challenges with confidence, and facilitate beneficial and worthwhile communication.

I am now the co-owner of Dutch Bros Coffee-Redding, Palo Cedro, and Anderson, where my husband and I employ more than two hundred young people amongst eight locations. Chris is what I like to call “the face” of our franchise, while I tackle the behind-the-scenes. He takes on the creative, and I take on the nitty-gritty. I have been successfully running our finances for over a decade, pouring over profit and loss statements and budget outlines. We make a great team. For the last twelve plus years, we have been champions of the youth who work for us as well various community programs throughout Shasta County.

I am known for my desire to be generous, my ability to solve or fix any problem, and my knack for ensuring that each individual feels heard. Both my husband and myself have a long list of non-profits and agencies we have partnered with over the years and I am proud to be a donor and contributing member to so many incredible causes in our community. These include being a philanthropic member and past Chair of the Women’s Fund, a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for youth in dependency court, and sitting treasurer on the Children’s Legacy center board of directors.

The above experiences and traits prepared me well for what was ahead. In 2018, I was honored to be elected for a four year term on the Redding City council. In 2021, I was appointed as mayor. I am grateful to have served in this capacity, though it wasn’t without challenges. 

The last two years have been a critical time for us to work together to protect our community, its residents and our businesses. And the work is no where near over. 

I’m running for County Supervisor because the residents of this district deserve better. District 1 needs a leader who will fight for our working families, our seniors, our youth, our veterans, and our small businesses. District 1 needs a leader who will provide a hands-on approach to bringing the issues, concerns, and priorities of the people who live in this district to the full Board of Supervisors for resolution and resources. The residents deserve a leader who is courageous, committed, and compassionate.  A leader who is accountable and accessible. I am that leader.

In my over 15 years of business ownership combined with my time on the Redding City Council and years given to non-profit work, I have a proven track record of dynamic leadership which makes me the most qualified candidate in this race.

I humbly ask you to join me in my campaign. Together, I know we will preserve the health, safety, and quality of life for all of our families and our community. We really will make a difference!

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