and raised in Walpole, MA, a small town outside Boston, I attended Boston
College before moving to Washington DC. There I worked for The Ritz
Carlton Hotel Company before the love of my life was transferred to open the
new Ritz Carlton, Aspen in 1992. We immediately fell in love with
the Roaring Fork Valley and knew we wanted to raise our family
here. I have worked locally in property management, real estate and
most recently as a substitute teacher, pre-school teacher and bookkeeper.
I have lived in the Willits area
of Basalt since 2000 with my husband Jud, who is the General Manager at the
Aspen Meadows Resort, and our two children, Caitlin & Jud, both off in
college. My mother Nancy now lives with us after moving to Basalt
from Massachusetts 2 years ago and our rescue dogs Emma, Izzy & Boots round
out the family.
I have always loved participating
in community service throughout the valley and most recently was sworn in as a
Court Appointed Special Advocate, for abused and neglected children in the 9th Judicial
District in Glenwood Springs. I have served as past president of the
Sopris Meadows HOA in Willits and currently serve on the Town of Basalt’s
Parks, Open Space & Trails committee. I am a participant in
Eagle County’s Total Health Alliance that will be directing funds from the
Marijuana Tax that passed in 2017 to improve mental health services throughout
Eagle County. In the past I have served on the board of the Aspen
Education Foundation, Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter and the parish
council for St. Mary Catholic Church in Aspen. Additionally, I have
spent countless hours volunteering at my children’s schools, church and
fostering and transporting rescue animals.
Having been a political science
major in college I have always been interested in politics and
communities. I want to represent my community in a positive and
constructive way. I believe in clear communication, being open,
accessible and transparent. And most importantly I love where I
live, Basalt, Colorado.