I’ve lived in Moab for 16 years, and during that time I’ve worked many, many different jobs. If there were to be a consistent theme to my career path, it would be something like personal growth and community building. I believe strongly in the integrity of the individual, and I believe strongly in the power of the collective. I also know what it’s like to try to get by in Moab on the not-so-high wages paid for service sector and non-profit jobs. If elected, one of my main goals will be to make Moab more livable for the not-super-rich (which is most of us).
I live with my husband and 16 month old daughter in a small home we have built by hand with the help of my parents, who are also our landlords. I recognize how lucky we are to have housing security, and I want Moab to be a place where working class people can secure stable housing, raise a family if they wish, and live healthy and happy lives.
I currently serve on a couple of non-profit boards as well as the Grand County Planning Commission. I know how local government works, and I’m ready to hit the ground running if elected. I’ll be ready from the first day in office to start getting the community we all love back on the right track.
I am running for City Council because I see the town I call home, and the community I love, facing some significant challenges. Many of these issues are affecting communities all over the West (and the world), and the good news is that we have an increasingly creative and visionary brain trust to draw ideas from. The power of the collective. And I am excited to think about what is possible, to get into problem-solving mode, and for all the boaters out there, to point positive toward where we want to go as a community.