We're thankful for our awesome staff team members who are serving in ministry at Highlands! Staff Profiles is an opportunity for you to get to know each of them a bit better, and maybe even learn something about them you didn't know.  

Tell us a bit about your background in a paragraph:

I grew up in Las Vegas, NV and Eugene, OR before moving to Seattle after I graduated from Oregon State University. I studied Graphic Design and got my first design job working for Costco where I met my husband, Daniel, and worked at the Corporate Office until my son was born in 2015. I joined the staff at Highlands in 2018.

Tell us about your role on staff at Highlands:

I was hired as the Communications Admin for the Next Gen Team. I support all the Kids and Student ministries with their emails, event promotions, social media, and web pages. I also support communications for all of Highlands, recently working on sermon series graphics.

Share a verse or passage of scripture that has impacted your life:

"The Lord is my shepherd; I have what I need. He lets me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters. He renews my life; he leads me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me."

In uncertain times I reflect on Psalm 23 and am reminded of God as our provider and source of comfort.

What is something you enjoy about living in the Seattle area?

Besides the beautiful nature of the PNW, I love the sports (Go Sounders and Seahawks!), the food, and the zoo! I've lived in several Seattle neighborhoods before settling in Renton and I loved exploring neighborhood restaurants and my husband and I would walk through the zoo on the weekends when we lived by Greenlake.

What is something you love to do outside of serving in ministry?

I love to play to soccer; I've been playing almost non-stop since Kindergarten. I have made lifelong friends and been blessed to travel to many fun places to play and watch soccer. I also love having game nights and hanging out with my family.

Share a fun fact about yourself or something that most people don’t know about you:

I run half marathons with my husband, dad, and sister. We've done some fun destination runs including in Hawaii, Disneyland (while dressed as Jasmine and Aladdin), and Ireland!