I was born and raised in Zanesville, where both my grandparents and parents were small business owners. I graduated from West Muskingum High School, and received my undergraduate degree from Ohio University and graduate degree from The Ohio State University. I worked as a school psychologist for many years, retiring from full time work in 2022. I have always been interested in community issues and needs and have served on a number of boards over the years, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and most recently The Muskingum County Community Foundation. I am a current board member of The Friends of the Library.
AS a lifelong city resident, I have an interest in Zanesville's growth. I'm especially interested in downtown and community development, utilizing our local food growers and food and beverage producers, our local artists, our downtown potential, and our beautiful surrounding natural resources to increase entertainment and recreational opportunities for both residents and out of town visitors. I am committed to representing all city residents and to listening to all ideas and concerns.