I moved to Saint Albans 13 years ago and live here with my husband Josh, & sons Jaxon (who is starting kindergarten) and Jonas (who is entering his junior year at Sterling College). My background includes working at state departments of education and commerce, and at a small business. I currently serve as the Director of the Financial Futures Program at the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. These experiences have exposed me to the complicated and interrelated nature of our educational and economic systems, and the vital importance of small business in creating a thriving Main Street. My volunteer service includes Peace Corps, AmeriCorps*VISTA, and being a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in the foster care system. These roles have underscored my belief in the limitless capacity communities & community members have when they come together. I am a gubernatorial appointee to the Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board and the SerVermont Commission.