As a resident of District 9 since 2008, I am a parent and active volunteer leader at our children’s zoned community public school. I bring over 15 years of mission driven nonprofit, education and social work experience and a reputation as a creative and candid, solutions-based, community team builder. I value inclusion, diversity and constituent voices.

To serve as a reflection of the way I plan to represent my constituents, I am running an all-in, transparent, independent, non-partisan, creative and grassroots campaign. To validate my voice as a fresh, collaborative perspective without debts owed to established voices - I’m capping my individual political contributions at $100.

Volunteerism & Community Engagement

  • District 9 MNPS School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) Co-Fundraising Chair

  • Volunteer Co-Lead Coach of "Marathon Kids" elementary after school, accessible running club

  • 8 year volunteer home room parent, elementary and preschool

  • MNPS Parent Advisory Committee representative

  • Graduate of Nashville Young Leaders Council

  • Active Co-Chair of the Nashville Duke Women’s Forum

  • Founding & Active Regional Board Member of Duke Nashville

Professional Nonprofit Experience

  • American Red Cross

  • AmeriCorps

  • Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

  • Communities in Schools of Tennessee

  • Disability Rights Tennessee

  • Mental Health Association

  • Nashville Conflict Resolution Center

  • OZ Arts

  • and others


  • Duke University, B.A.

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Masters in Social Work


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Everyday optimism enhancers

  • Acknowledging I am an imperfect human

  • Breathe. Pause. Appreciate. Breathe. Repeat.

  • Connecting with someone outside my home

  • Celebrating positive moments by appreciating the why

  • Breaking the ice with humor

  • Learning something new from someone young

  • Writing thank you notes

  • Listening to and hugging our kids

  • Putting music / podcast / book on tape on headphones to get away

  • Jogging to upbeat music (now + 3 kids)

  • Being grateful to and for my partner, my family, my neighbors and my city.

Dreaming of doing one day

  • Hugging friends, holding new babies & visiting new homes

  • Live music and arts performances

  • Traveling... anywhere!

  • Getting my nails done

  • Parties!

  • Knowing what is going on in the world....

  • Sending kids back to school - or to camps - or sleepovers - and not being worried.