Experience

Volunteer and Community Involvement:

  • Sophia Way (2012-current)
  • Leadership Tomorrow (2016-2017)
  • City of Bellevue Transportation Commission
    • Chair (2016-2017)
    • Vice Chair (2014-2016)
    • Member (2013-2014)
  • Port of Seattle Community Giving Campaign
    • Chair (2015-2017)
    • Member (2013-2015)
  • Port of Seattle Mentor (various years)
  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church
    • Core Leadership Team (2015-current)
    • Weekend Backpack Meal program for Highland Middle School (2012-2013)
    • Mission Outreach Committee (2012-2014)
    • Children Education Committee (2007-2008)
  • International School PTSA Board
    • Legislative Chair (2016-2017)
    • VP for Community (2014-2016)
  • Bellevue Nourishing Network (2012-current)
  • Holiday Stockings for Homeless Kids (2011-current)
  • Girl Scouts of Western Washington Troop Leader (2004-2015)
  • Puesta del Sol Elementary School
    • Diversity Committee (2005-2007)
    • VP for Admin Support (2004-2006)
  • Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) - Group Leader (2000, 2002)
  • Advance Bellevue Community Leadership Program (1997-1998)
  • Certified Aerobics Instructor - American Council on Exercise (1992-1998)

Professional Awards:

  • Owner of the Year Award - PNW Chapter of Construction Management Association of American 2017
  • Outstanding Teaching Case Award – University of Washington Evans School 2012
  • Accomplished Woman Award – Port of Seattle 2012
  • Breakwater Pier Award - design
  • SR 509 Elevated Urban Interchange Award - design
  • Eastport Pier Award – design

Professional and Leadership Development:

  • Port of Seattle - REALeadership Program
  • ASU Best Value Procurement Training
  • Airport Project Delivery Systems Summit
  • Port of Seattle - Kepner Tregoe Problem Solving & Decision Making Seminars
  • Berger/ABAM Engineers - Dale Carnegie Leadership Training for Managers
  • Weyerhaeuser - Total Quality Management

Professional Registration/Certifications: 

  • Certified Construction Manager 2016
  • Port of Seattle Certified Emergency Response Team (CERT) 2013
  • Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, State of Washington 1992

Professional Associations: 

  • Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) Project Review Committee
    • Vice-Chair (2017-current)
    • Member (2016-2017)
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
    • Project Delivery Subcommittee member (2017)
    • Construction Management Subcommittee member (2014-current)
  • Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) Subcommittee member 2006-current
  • Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) member
  • Northwest Construction Consumer Council (NWCCC) Executive Board member 2016-current
  • Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Owner Subcommittee Chair 2015-current
  • Past board member – Structural Engineers Association of Washington & Idaho 1993-1996
  • Past member – Women in Engineering & panel speaker 1991
  • Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society – President 1987

Education

  • MPA - University of Washington, Executive Masters of Public Administration 2012
  • MS - University of Washington, Master of Science Degree in Structural Engineering and Mechanics 1992
  • BS - University of Washington, Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering 1988

Employment

  • Port of Seattle                                                                                                               2000 – Present
    • Assistant Director of Engineering – Construction Services (2008-present)
    • Seaport Capital Construction Project Manager (2007-2008)
    • Construction Manager - Seaport (2004-2007)
    • Consultant to Port of Seattle (2000-2004)
      • Lead Resident Engineer – Central Terminal Expansion Project
      • Resident Engineer – South Terminal Expansion Project
      • Assistant Resident Engineer - MT Seismic Improvements
  • Project Manager/Project Engineer, Berger/ABAM Engineers, Inc.                1996-1999
  • Strategic Product Development Engineer, TrusJoist MacMillan                    1995-1996
  • Project Design Engineer, Berger/ABAM Engineers, Inc.                              1992-1995
  • Product Development Engineer , Weyerhaeuser Company                          1987-1992
  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                                   1984-1987
    • Resident Advisor – Haggett and McCarty Hall
    • Assistant – School of Social Work Research