Whatcom County Superior Court
Judge (appointed), Whatcom County Superior Court, 2020-present;
Commissioner Pro Tem, Whatcom Superior Court 2018-2020, Review Judge,
Washington State Employment Security Department, 2011-2020; Judge Pro
Tem, multiple municipal courts in Whatcom County, 2011-2020; Special
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Whatcom County Prosecutorís Office,
2012-2017; Deputy/Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Whatcom County
Prosecutorís Office, 2006-2011.
Other Professional Experience
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Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2005; Western
Washington University, Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), 2002.
Former volunteer guardian ad litem, Whatcom County; board
member/treasurer, Lydia Place, 2006-2011; team leader, Seattle
Visionwalk, a fundraiser for Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Honored by my appointment to Whatcom County Superior Court by the
Governor, I now seek your approval to continue in this critical position
for our community. I pledge to maintain the same independence, character
and even temperament that has defined my legal career.
Prior to my judicial appointment, I served Whatcom County as a deputy
prosecuting attorney as well as a volunteer guardian ad litem. I also
had nine years of experience in a decision-making role as an
administrative review judge, eight of which I also served as a pro tem
judge throughout Whatcom County. It is always my intent to create an
inclusive courtroom where, whether or not people agree with my ruling,
they leave knowing they were heard and treated with respect.
I am endorsed by many community leaders, including my predecessor,
Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis of the Washington Supreme Court, all
current Whatcom Superior Court Judges: Deborra Garrett, Robert Olson and
Lee Grochmal, Bellingham Municipal Court Judge Debra Lev and
Commissioner Peter Smiley, Whatcom Sheriff Bill Elfo, Whatcom
Prosecuting Attorney Eric Richey, retired Prosecuting Attorney David
McEachran, Bellingham City Councilpersons: Gene Knutson, Hannah Stone,
and Terry Bornemann (former), and Bellingham Port Commissioner Michael