I grew up in Bolingbrook, a southwestern suburb of Chicago when Old Chicago was the big local attraction. My husband and I started dating our senior year of high school, and we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in October. Before we were married, I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After college, I worked as a credit analyst in commercial banking and then worked at the national office of the Alzheimer’s Association as an auditor and financial analyst.
My husband and I lived in Chicago but not long after having our first child, we decided it was time to move to the suburbs. We chose Arlington Heights because of its excellent schools, charming downtown and access to a Metra train line station. We were thrilled with our choice of towns when we started using the local parks, pools, park district classes and outstanding library. The new neighbors and friends we met at school pick up, community events, soccer practice, hockey practice, Metropolis classes, and church made us fall in love with Arlington Heights even more.
Now that both of my children are in high school and more independent, I have the time to invest my efforts in our local government. While national politics greatly affects us, I feel that local politics can have a more powerful impact on our everyday lives. My professional experience in finance and my various contributions volunteering in the community would give the Village Board the financial and social service expertise necessary for effective village governance. As Village Trustee, I would commit to using my voice to help amplify the voices of our diverse and evolving community. I want to support and improve our village’s endeavors in infrastructure, housing, safety, and inclusion so that we can continue to be the Village of Good Neighbors.