City: Spokane Valley, WA
Education: Graduated from Portland Christian High School in 1975. Earned bachelor’s degree in English from Concordia College in 1981 and master’s degree in education administration from Portland State University in 1991.
Political experience: None.
Work experience: Retired. Served for 32 years as a teacher, coach and school administrator at the elementary, middle school, high school and college levels.
Family: Married for 38 years. Wife is an elementary school teacher. One adult son who works as an elementary school counselor.