Personally Speaking

I love family, FaceTiming with friends, cooking, gardening, daily exercise, a cozy morning watching the rain, prayer and a close relationship with God.  Married for 42 years, my husband and I have four grown children. I understand the importance of planning today for a better future by challenging every young person with quality education to enjoy a life of excellence through servant leadership.

Professional/Work Experience

I bring over forty years of experience in business from every angle –small business owner, a career as Dean and Professor of business (now Dean Emeritus of the College of Business & Public Administration, California State University, San Bernardino), testifying on employment law, advising start-ups as a volunteer, and serving on the District Export Council.


I have been blessed with scholarships and student work programs that allowed me to complete educational dreams further than I could have imagined.  Ph.D. in Administration, Texas A&M University (The Distinguished Graduate); Masters in Speech Communications & Human Relations, Kansas University; Bachelors in both Political Science and Speech, Wichita State University, Honors.

Community Service

Community service is typically a reflection of our priorities, as is the case with me. It reflects dedication to  the political process (Clark County Republican Women 1st Vice President; Precinct Committee Officer 647; and Lake Oswego City Councilor – an elected but volunteer position), business mentorship to small business start-ups (SCORE - Service Corps of Retired Executives mentor; and to recognition of our veterans’ service (Founding Board, Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial).  When our children were in school my husband and I were parents who could be counted on to volunteer with teachers in the classroom and work with them at every fundraiser or social event