I know what it’s like to live the American Dream—I grew up in Manheim Township, attended the University of Pittsburgh where I earned degrees in German and Communications, got married, had a baby, started my career, even ended up living in paradise in Hawaii. That dream turned into a nightmare when, after a work injury, my husband began abusing opioid painkillers and his previously concealed mental illness began to reveal itself. He became delusional and dangerous, forcing my young daughter and me to flee back to Pennsylvania.
“I know what it’s like to work hard to support your family and to pore over every dollar in the budget.”
When we arrived, we had two suitcases and each other. Thanks to the same programs that many of our neighbors have relied on at one time or another in their lives, I was able to rebuild and find stability for my daughter and myself. I know what it’s like to work hard to support your family and to pore over every dollar in the budget.
Unlike career politicians in Harrisburg who want to pull the ladder up behind them, I’m ready to take your values with me to Harrisburg.
From my time bringing solutions to clients as a marketing executive to my work supporting other survivors of domestic violence in our community as a board member of the YWCA, I have the skills to bring stakeholders to the table and make change happen. But to get there, I’ll need every one of you to come out, talk to your neighbors, and vote.