Experience

Deep familiarity with Newport Beach, our citizens & values

My local roots are deep. As a six-decade resident of Newport Beach who has regularly attended city council meetings for 40 years, I am intimately familiar with how our city works and what needs to be done to preserve the unique qualities that make Newport Beach such an extraordinary place to live. I raised my daughters here, and their families live and attend school in the Newport Harbor area.

I am a proven collaborator and problem solver, willing to work with all parties toward the best possible outcomes. Our city government should be driven by and responsive to a well-informed and active electorate, an ideal for which I strive.

Civic Highlights

  • Former president and co-founder (1986) of the Corona del Mar Residents Association
  • Founder, Friends of the Corona del Mar Library, which engaged residents in the new library project and ensured that it was appropriately designed for the community and was not reduced in size.
  • Member, Newport Beach Parks, Beaches & Recreation Commission and chair, overseeing the Inspiration Point redevelopment project, the success of which was based on citizen outreach and engagement and resulted in enthusiastic endorsement by residents.
  • Board member, Corona del Mar Civic Association (predecessor to the Corona del Mar Residents Association)
  • Other: Corona del Mar High School PTA board; Harbor View Parent Faculty
  • Organization; bachelor’s in sociology, Cal State Fullerton; student body officer, CdMHS; Student Leadership Committee, Newport Harbor High, which participated in planning the opening of CdMHS.

Professional Highlights

  • Development officer for community outreach, UC Irvine Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Founder, Hoag Hospital Foundation Benefactor Programs
  • UCI Health Science Partners Community Outreach Program
  • Developer, UC Irvine College of Medicine VIP Program
  • Director of Operations, Irvine Chamber of Commerce