City: Port Orchard, WA
Education: Graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1998. Earned bachelor’s in astronautical engineering from the University of Washington.
Political experience: Unsuccessful candidate for Washington state representative in the Second Legislative District in 2014. Served as secretary and chairman of the Washington Libertarian Party. Serves as chairman of Parks and Civil Service commissions for the city of Orting.
Work experience: Former employee of Lockheed Martin in California, Colorado and Washington. Currently supervisor and auditor at a laminate manufacturing plant in Kent.
Family: Married. Has three children all under the age of 10.
Seven candidates are vying for the position of Washington’s public lands commissioner. It’s the top job at the state Department of Natural Resources, which manages 5.6 million acres of state lands.