I’ve been serving the Columbia Basin since my first volunteer job at the North Central Regional Library in Ephrata when I was in middle school. This was an especially auspicious position when the new Harry Potter books came out and I was able to get to them before anyone else! Since then, I have continued to serve my community as a teacher, artist, writer and is currently serving my first term as a Grant County Tourism Commissioner. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead Columbia Basin Allied Arts and am dedicated to advocating for the arts in our communities and public schools. I believe the arts create a more engaging, meaningful and peaceful world.