Picture above: Enjoying summer in my dream car with my husband Rich and darling grandgirls Jaylee and Aubree--honk when you see me!
Central Valley High School, Spokane Valley, WA
High School Diploma (Linda Hatcher--Class of 1971)
Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
B.A. General Studies and Certificate in Public Relations
Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
M.A. in Organizational Leadership
Current Employer: Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council (GSSAC), Spokane Valley, WA
Executive Director, July 1993 to present: Responsible for implementing substance abuse/violence prevention program(s) strategies, community organizing, and fiscal management of 501©3 organization with Board support while networking with local, state and federal agencies and leaders
Previous: 18 Years Experience in Business/Financial Services industry including twelve years with Washington Mutual Savings Bank/Insurance Services
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
For as long as you can.
Central Valley Schools, Spokane Valley, WA
1986 to 2006: Volunteered at Ponderosa, Horizon, and University High in classrooms, PTA/PTG, and active in U-Hi Booster Club, Sports Teams Parents Groups and Senior All Nighter Events
Boy Scouts of America, Grizzly District, Spokane Region, WA
1993 to 2006: Parent volunteer with husband Rich for Cub Pack 455 and Boy Scout Troop 420 in support of son Nate and his fellow scouts' journey from Tiger Scouts through Eagle Scout, also served as a District Merit Badge Counselor
Washington State Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse, Olympia, WA
2002 to 2010: Gubernatorial appointment to work with a broad-based coalition of business leaders, school officials, legislative members, state department representatives, and community members to make recommendations for the state-wide strategies to reduce the cost of substance abuse for the citizens of Washington State
Big Brothers Big Sisters, School Based Mentor Program, Spokane Valley, WA
2002 to 2006: Participated in Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program with same child for five years at Progress Elementary
Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASAVP), Started the organization here in Spokane Valley and it is now located in Olympia, WA
2000 to Current: Founding member of statewide community mobilization organization to reduce the impact of substance abuse and violence on communities in WA State.
Spokane Valley Police Department and Spokane County Sheriff's Office's Citizens Academy--Spokane Valley, WA
2011: Attended the Crime Prevention Unit's weekly sessions to learn about our law enforcement strategies, departments, training and opportunities for citizens to be involved including the importance of reporting crime.
Spokane Valley Combined Park and Library Project—Spokane Valley, WA
2013: Citizen Member on the steering committee for expansion of the Balfour Park site to provide space for the Spokane Valley Library and a community park. Working with the Spokane Valley Parks Department, Bernardo Wills Architects PC, and my fellow steering committee members we had the opportunity to be engaged with citizens, the Library Board and City leadership and staff to help develop this project. While this project did not come to fruition, it was a wonderful opportunity to work with the volunteers, City Staff and Library District.