I was born in NY, raised in NC and moved to Herndon almost two decades ago, attracted by the quality of life in town – from our robust business and arts community, to the many fabulous restaurants, the numerous family friendly events and the big city amenities available in a charming and unique small town.
Thank you for electing me to help serve our Town in 2010, 2012 and again in 2014. I have used my business skills, familiarity with our Town, its civic and non profit groups, and volunteered much time to address concerns and challenges facing our community. My vision is for Herndon continues to be improving our economic vibrancy, with a growing business community; increased investment and continued re-development to attract families, businesses and employers; improved demand for housing, improved traffic and rail; and increased family and cultural attractions that reclaim our reputation as a wonderful place to work, live and play
I am an entrepreneurial small business owner. I’ve owned small businesses in Herndon, Reston, and Chantilly. I am proud to support local businesses and hope to create an environment where businesses of all size, from family owned to Fortune 100 businesses, can thrive. I have served for the past six years as the Town’s official representative on the Committee for Dulles Board of Directors and on the Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission.
In addition to serving on your Town Council, I spend a lot of time working with our community civic and non profit groups. In 2006, I was awarded the Town’s highest volunteer award, the Distinguished Service Volunteer of the Year. I have also been awarded the Benchmark 500 award from Volunteer Fairfax from 2007-2013. I currently serve as a Commissioner on the Virginia Commission for the Arts and am the Dranesville District representative to the Fairfax County Park Authority.
It’s been my honor to have been recognized in 2013 as an “Influential Women of Virginia” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, an award that recognizes the outstanding efforts of women in all fields, including law, business, health care and education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2014, I was honored by the Council for the Arts of Herndon with its inaugural Platinum Achievement Award for many years of outstanding service.
I earned a Bachelors of Art in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University, and have worked for several Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Dun & Bradstreet, Deloitte & Touche, and Bankers Trust in the areas of finance, strategy and consulting. I have managed and led large, diverse teams in creatively solving complex business challenges. In 2007, I attended the Leadership Fairfax signature program. I am married and have a freshman college student at William & Mary.
Professional & Community Experience
Commissioner, Virginia Commission for the Arts
Executive Assistant, VP Philanthropy for The National Wildlife Federation
Board Member, Fairfax County Park Authority Board
Board Member, Committee for Dulles
Member, Fairfax County Economic Advisory Commission
President, Clay Café Studios of Chantilly, Inc
President, Ohana Health Inc, Herndon, VA
Consultant, IBM Consulting Group, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Managing Consultant, Deloitte & Touche Management Consulting, Stamford, CT
Finance Management Associate, Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, New York, NY