In my career as a commercial interior designer and project manager, I have spent nearly 10 years focused on listening to my clients to ensure projects are completed on time for them in a manner that they are completely happy with. I understand the trust that it takes to put your project in my hands. I feel that this skill and knowledge translates perfectly to public service. I will do my best to listen to my constituents and maintain a community that everyone is proud to call home.
In my role in the design community I have served as Director of Women in Design - Kansas City, spent a year in a leadership class hosted by the American Institute of Architects - Kansas City Chapter, worked with Girl Scouts through the AIA to teach middle school girls about fields in STEM, served as the Secretary for Eco Abet, a local non-profit that provides design services to under funded neighborhoods and organizations and currently sit as a board member for the Kansas City Architectural Foundation.
As a Merriam resident, I joined the Public Art Committee in the Spring of 2018 at a time when the committee was under quite a bit of scrutiny. I have been a driving force for a better process and documentation of our decisions on choosing and recommending artwork. I also was appointed to the 5701 Merriam Drive Steering Committee and serve as the committee chair. The decision of what to do with the Irene B. French Community Center is an extremely important decision to the community and it was my goal to make sure that all perspectives were heard and considered as a part of the process.
I’m a native Missourian, but moved to Kansas to attend college at Kansas State University, where I received my Masters in Interior Architecture and Planning Design. My husband, Dan, and I have called Merriam home for over 5 years now. We have been tirelessly renovating our lovely home over that time period and have an almost two year old daughter, Clara. I adore cooking with Dan in our downtime and going to Antioch Park with Clara.
Since having Clara, I have truly realized how impactful local government is on our daily life and I want to do all I can to make Merriam an even better place to raise a family. I look forward to meeting the citizens of Ward 4 during my campaign and hopefully serving as our City’s newest councilwoman!