My career began over a decade ago working with homeless youth and their families. It opened my eyes to the realities of poverty that many people in our community face every day and inspired me to make public service the focus of my career. Over the last four and a half years as a City of Everett employee, transparency and open communication with our community along with supporting economic vitality and growth efforts has been a priority for me.
As your Representative, I will work tirelessly to ensure our community has the tools and resources needed to overcome barriers and increase our quality of life through economic expansion, workforce development, and affordable housing.
Please join me by volunteering, following my social media, or donating.
Ese tipo de trabajo me abrió los ojos a las realidades de la pobreza que muchas personas en nuestra comunidad enfrentan todos los días y me inspiró a seguir trabajando en el sector público y seguir ayudando a mi comunidad. Durante los últimos cuatro años he trabajado en la Ciudad de Everett como gerente de comunicaciones y marketing, la transparencia y la comunicación abierta con nuestra comunidad junto con el apoyo a la vitalidad económica han sido una prioridad para mí.
Mi familia emigró de México cuando yo tenía solo 5 años. Llegamos a Wapato, Washington. Wapato es un pueblo pequeño, una comunidad unida principalmente de trabajadores agrícolas inmigrantes, donde realmente aprendí el significado de comunidad. Mis padres son parte de la comunidad de trabajadores inmigrantes y nos enseñaron a mi hermana y a mí el significado de trabajar duro, la perseverancia y el orgullo.
Como su Representante, trabajaré duro para garantizar que nuestra comunidad tenga las herramientas y los recursos necesarios para salir adelante. Espero que se unan a mí campaña y se ofrezcan como voluntarios y me sigan en mis redes sociales. También pueden donar fondos, gracias.Donar
My family immigrated to Washington from Mexico when I was just 5 years old; setting roots in Wapato, Washington. Wapato is a small agricultural town, a close-knit community of primarily immigrant farmworkers, where I really learned the meaning of community and service. My parents were part of the immigrant farm working community and taught my sister and I the meaning of hard work, perseverance and pride.
After high school I attended Walla Walla Community College and then transferred to Western Washington University, where I graduated with a degree in Public Relations and Journalism in 2009.
Following graduation, I worked at the Oasis Teen Shelter as a Homeless Prevention Specialist (2009-2010), then as the Advocate and Outreach Manager at the Cocoon House (2010-2012). Later I moved to the role of the Public Relations Manager at the Cocoon House (2012-2018). For the past 4 years, I have served as the Communications and Marketing Manager for the City of Everett.
My early work with homeless youth and their families had an impact on me and inspired me to continue my career in the public service relm. In my current position I work relentlessly to ensure transparency and I find ways to give the community an opportunity to share their voice and opinions about City projects. Since the pandemic, I’ve also been part of the economic recovery team at the city and have led and supported a variety of projects to support our businesses. I work to enhance the city profile through our Visit Everett tourism initiative and provide placemaking opportunities for our community. Through this work I’ve learned about the many challenges faced by small, medium and large businesses.
My experience has led me to the call to serve in a greater capacity and to advocate for a community who has given so much to me. I am a forward thinking, innovative, inclusive and environmentally conscious leader who places great emphasis on collaboration and equity. As your representative, I will continue to place transparency at the forefront of all I do by actively listening to constituents and placing their needs above all else.
During college, I was blessed to meet my wife, Lindsay. Lindsay works as the Court Appointed Special Advocate (C.A.S.A.) program supervisor for Snohomish County. She and I have lived and loved in Everett for years, in a community that has provided countless friends and opportunities. Together, we live in Southwest Everett with our three dogs and four chickens.