I'm an educator, parent, and husband who has dedicated most of my life to public service.
I have taught for over 8 years, 6 of which were at Somersworth Middle School teaching science. I am proud to have been a member of the team that won Somersworth Middle School the award for NH Middle School of the Year in 2019. I also have used my expertise in science education to collaborate and work with other Seacoast science educators to develop a science resource library for NH science teachers.
I am a tireless advocate for the Somersworth public schools and believe that our schools, students, and educators are the city's most valuable set of assets.
Since joining the Somersworth City Council in 2019 I have worked to guide the city through the COVID-19 pandemic, ensured safe and secure elections, and been an advocate for sustainable practices, housing within the city, and our downtown businesses. I have also approved the construction of a new fire station, helped break-ground on the Somersworth Veteran's Memorial Park, spearheaded efforts to develop the soon-to-be Ash Street Pollinator Garden, and committed the city to road, sidewalk, and green-space projects that will improve the accessibility and health of our community. I am also proud to have secured a food composting program at the city's public works building, available to all Somersworth residents, which will help to keep our community green.
Through my work on the Historic District Commission and the Economic Development Committee I have shepherded new projects, businesses, and development into Somersworth, all while maintaining the charm and historic character of the city. I helped design and purchase new cultural banners, as well as historic plaques and way-finding signs that all enhance our downtown.
My husband and I are foster parents to a very cool teenager who loves hanging with our cat and new dog. In my spare time I love to paint, garden, beautify my community, and walk through Somersworth's many public parks and trails with my family.