I am a Puget Sound native, born and raised. I received two Bachelors’ Degrees from the University of Washington where I studied Philosophy, Political Science, and the Comparative History of Ideas. I then attended Seattle University where I received my JD before returning to the University of Washington for an LL.M in Taxation.

I currently live in South Seattle, where I am active in the community and serve on the board of Burien Actor's Theater (BAT), Seattle’s Shakespeare in the Park Company and I am a trustee with the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence.