Chair, Human Services and Education Committee
Arapahoe County, Colorado
Number of years active in NACo: 6
Years in public service: 24 — city planning commission, city council, mayor and county commissioner.
Occupation: Chair, Board of Commissioners
Education: B.S., psychology with a minor in math from Louisiana State University.
The hardest thing I’ve ever done: Running for office!
Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: Elon Musk, Margaret Thatcher and the Wright brothers.
A dream I have is to: Go with a medical team to a third world country to help children with debilitating medical conditions.
My favorite way to relax is to: Sit under an umbrella on the beach.
I’m most proud of: My family.
My favorite music is: Jazz.
My favorite meal is: Crab cakes, and fresh corn and tomatoes bought from a roadside stand in North Carolina.
You’d be surprised to learn that I: When young, won barrel racing competitions on my horse Sugar.
Every morning I read: The Wall Street Journal
My pet peeve is: People who talk about themselves and what they’ve done too much.
The last book I read was: All the Light We Cannot See.
My favorite movie is: I like to see a lot of different movies so I don’t have a favorite but I do like ones that are based on history.
My favorite U.S. president is: Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.
My county is a NACo member because: We see the significant value to our citizens when we can effect change in national policies that make a positive change in their everyday lives.