I believe that an attorney is a better professional when he or she has interests and connections outside the office — and that our neighbors, community and world need our collective talents.

Civic Activities

Commissioner, Civil Service Commission, City of Bainbridge Island, 2012-2013

Member, Bainbridge Island Lodging Tax Advisory Committee 2011

President 2009-2011, Sportsman’s Club, Bainbridge Island, WA

Member, Board of Sportsman’s Club, Bainbridge Island, WA 2007-2011

Leader and Founding Member, North Kitsap Trails Association 2007-2008

Member, Board of Bainbridge Shares the Road, 2006-2007

Treasurer, Campaign to Elect Christine Rolfes to State Representative, 2006

Member, Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Committee, City of Bainbridge Island, WA 2004-2007

Chair, Partners for Parks, Bainbridge Island, WA, 2003

Member, Board of Bainbridge Island Broadcasting, 2000-2003

Member, City of Bainbridge Island Task Force on Development Fees, 2002

Chair, Friends of Bainbridge, 2001

Chair, 8 Million Dollar Open Space Bond Campaign, Bainbridge Island, WA, 2001. Passed by 69%.

Organizer, Pritchard Park Acquisition Effort, Bainbridge Island, WA 2000-2003

Member, Citizen Advisory Board for Community Development Block Grant Funds, Kitsap County, WA, 2000-2001

Chair, Task Force for a Bond for Open Space, City of Bainbridge Island, WA, 2000

Member, Kitsap County Council on Children and Youth, 1998-2000

Chair, Task Force to Inventory Open Space, Bainbridge Island Park District, 1998-1999

Co-Chair, Jail Levy Campaign, Kitsap County, 1998. Passed 53%.

Member, Board of Bainbridge Island Foundation, 1997-2000

Officer, Bainbridge Island Foundation, 1997-2000

Corporate Organizing documents for the Kitsap County Domestic Violence Task Force and successful IRS application for not for profit status, 1997

Judge, Bainbridge Island Pony Club (jumping), 1996

Member, Kitsap County Green Works, 1996-to present

Member Washington State Business Advisory Council for the Secretary of State.

Member, Bainbridge Island Economic Council, 1996 – to present

Founding Chair, Kitsap Cares Partnership, Kitsap County, 1996-2000

Member, Law and Justice Council of Kitsap County, 1995-to present

Member, Law and Justice Council Executive Committee, Kitsap County,1995-to present

Chair, Public Education, Law and Justice Council, Kitsap County,1995-to present

Founding Member, West Sound Beekeepers Association, Kitsap County, WA 1994-1996

Chair, Needs Assessment Committee, United Way Board of Kitsap County, 1995-1996

Member, United Way Board of Kitsap County, 1993-1996

Member, Board of Helpline House, Bainbridge Island, WA, 1994

Founding President, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Kitsap County, Kitsap County, WA, 1991-1994

Organizer, Kitsap County Big Brothers and Big Sister, Kitsap County, WA. 1988-1990

Member, Bainbridge Island Road’s End Committee, 1988-1989

Presenter, Fund Raising, Indiana University, 1985

Presenter, Fund Raising, Michianna Arts and Sciences Council, Indiana, 1985

Presenter, Small Businesses, Round table meetings, Indianapolis, IN 1981-1983

Big Sister, Indianapolis, IN 1982-1988