In my career as a Commercial Interior Designer, I have spent the past 15 years focused on protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public. Architects and Designers have the profound responsibility of making sustainable choices for the environment, while stewarding the structures in which people in this country spend 90% of their time: spaces in which we learn, heal, work, and play. I am running for City Council in Lenexa because it is the natural progression of the passion I have for ensuring that my community, neighbors and friends have the tools they need to thrive, while each doing our part to safeguard our planet for generations to come.
In my role in the design community, I have served both as President of the International Interior Design Association’s Mid America Chapter, and most recently as the current President of the Center for Architecture and Design Kansas City. This organization unites the professional associations of Architects, Interior Designers, Landscape Architects, Urban Planners, Graphic Designers and Industrial Designers, while advocating for a collaborative approach that strengthens our neighborhoods and cities. It is through this lens of leadership and advocacy that I hope to represent the people of Lenexa in our continued growth.
I am a native Kansan, having received an education in Topeka Public Schools and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from the University of Kansas. My husband Scott and I, and our two dogs Dug and Izzy, have made our home Johnson County for ten years, the last 5 being in Lenexa. I am a proud member of the International Interior Design Association, Equality Kansas, the local chapter of Moms Demand Action, and have recently joined a group of leaders on the Metro KC Climate Action Coalition. Most people say here that they enjoy gardening, but I’m terrible at it. I’d rather catch a great concert or a movie.
I look forward to having a great dialogue with the people of Lenexa throughout the campaign process, and hopefully serving you as our city’s newest Councilwoman!