I grew up in a small town of 1,400 people in a Midwest farming community, where people worked hard, relied on themselves and looked out for their neighbors. It is the same spirit I find in Livingston, Montana.
My husband Joe and I married in 1987. Together we made the decision to make Montana our home. We started coming to Livingston in the 1990s, made many good friends and started looking for property.
Slice of Paradise
We finally found our little slice of paradise in 2007. Living on our RV at the property we began building our home that we designed and built ourselves to fit into the landscape.
Montana is rich in history, full of treasure in its people and natural resources, but, has lost many of the opportunities that were once so vast and accessible. I am a strong conservationist, but it seems that systematically, out-of-state special interests have all but destroyed responsible development of timber, mining, oil and gas, and now are closing in on hunting and fishing, outfitting, and family ranching – the last remaining industries in Montana.
Small Business Owner
I see too much needless regulation has turned what once was a top state for individual income into a contender for dead last at 49 of 50 states.
If only we could all support families with our hard work, what we produce and earn! Through taxes and regulations we are finding it harder to make a living, operate our small businesses, and provide a future for our families.
As a local small business owner, I understand what needs to be changed by the Montana legislature to once again allow us to grow our businesses.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology, a Secondary Education Degree, a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Management, and a Doctorate in Law. My education, work experiences, the drive to better understand issues by asking the important questions and keen listening skills, all contribute to my ability to best represent HD 60.
I know how “deals” are made that don’t serve the people, and you have my word, I won’t take a position that conflicts with the good of local constituents.
I meet so many people that are paralyzed by the speed at which our government is stifling our freedom. They don’t know what to do. I knew I couldn’t sit back. I hope to give a voice to those who recognize things have “fundamentally transformed” and want a voice in our state government.