June 2016 - Present Board Member, Parks & Community Services Board, City of Bellevue, WA

The Parks & Community Services Board advises City Council on parks and open space issues such as: 

  • Park planning, design and construction
  • Development, redevelopment and renovation
  • Enterprise Management
  • Natural resources, land stewardship and environmental education

The Board also advises the City Council on policies regarding community services issues such as: 

  • Recreation opportunities for a wide range of interests, ages and abilities
  • Cultural diversity
  • Community centers
  • Parks & Community Services Department related special events.
  • Probation services

Aug 2015 - Present Board Member, Board of Directors, LifeWire

LifeWire has been providing domestic violence services and programs to the community since 1982. We have grown to become one of Washington State's largest domestic violence service providers and a recognized leader in the field. We work closely with the local and regional human service agencies to provide life-saving and life-changing programs and services to help victims and their children separate safely from an abuser, restore trust, develop self-sufficiency and build peaceful families.


January 2015 - Present Chair Public Affairs Committee, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

The Public Affairs Committee frequently begins the organizational advocacy process for the Bellevue Chamber. Business people interested in making a difference and having their voice heard in statewide initiatives, regional planning efforts and Bellevue-focused policy topics should definitely attend Public Affairs Committee meetings. Committee Chair Jared Nieuwenhuis is a Bellevue resident and marketing director at Her Interactive, also based in Bellevue. The company designs, develops and publishes high quality mystery games and apps - a world leader in the mystery games category. (Link to the Bellevue Chamber Public Affairs Committee)


February 2016- Present Board Member - Board of Directors, Lake Hills Neighborhood Association

Lake Hills is an urban neighborhood located in Bellevue, Washington.


April 2012 - April 2015 Board Member - Board of Directors, The Sophia Way

The mission of The Sophia Way is to help end homelessness for single adult women in King County, by providing shelter, life skills training, social services and supportive permanent housing, offering a pathway for homelessness to a home of their own. Currently, we are the only staffed overnight shelter for single adult women on the Eastside.


August 2011 - August 2012 Volunteer, Special Olympics, WA

Special Olympics Washington provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


January 2006 - April 2014 President, Seattle Chapter Alumni Association, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Founded in 1861 to promote the welfare of the University of Wisconsin and serve its alumni, the association carries out this mission today through marketing, communications, services and programs that link the alumni back to the university, the university with alumni and alumni with each other.


September 2001 - September 2002 Volunteer, Washington Women in Need

Vision: Our vision is that every woman has a clear path in which to achieve her desired potential and enrich her world. Mission: To provide health and education grants to low-income women in Washington to help them improve their lives.


January 2012 - Present Member, Cascade Bicycle Club

Cascade Bicycle Club, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington, serves more than 16,000 members and the Puget Sound bicycling community. Our mission is to improve lives through bicycling. Cascade  is operated by a 12-member volunteer Board of Directors, 38 professional staff, AmeriCorps members and thousands of volunteers.