I have over 7 years of experience in community and regional planning, public policy and administration, and nonprofit management. Early in my career, I served as a RARE (Resource Assistance for Rural Environments) AmeriCorps member, supporting local capacity building in four rural communities. This experience fueled my passion for grassroots community development work and love for rural communities. I wear many different hats by supporting the whole organization from finance and operations to a range of programs through doing research, gathering data, and providing technical assistance and logistical support. When I am not working, I enjoy exploring all of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer with my husband and dogs.