I have been an officer with the Santa Rosa Police Department for approximately 15 years and am currently a Patrol Sergeant. In my many assignments with the department, I was most passionate about working as a Detective with the Property Crimes Investigations Team specializing in fiduciary elder abuse. During my time as a Detective, I participated in numerous educational panels for local senior communities aimed at identifying and preventing financial and physical elder abuse.
I was raised in Sonoma County, graduated from Sonoma Valley High School then Santa Rosa Junior College and received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from University of Phoenix in 2006. My background also extended to service in the United States Army Reserves, Military Police Corps. I have two children; one a freshman in high school and the other, a sophomore in college with her sights set on a career in the United States Coast Guard.
Community service is extremely important and I often volunteer at community events aimed at helping underserved populations. For the past five years I spend between 20 to 30 hours a week, on my days off from the police department, volunteering as an art teacher for a local elementary school.
Being able to serve on the board of Senior Advocacy Services brings together two of my greatest passions; community service and protecting our amazing senior community.