What is your position at the agency? Finance Director
How long have you worked at the Advocacy Center? Since the summer of 2011, so 9 years.
How have you been able to support individuals and our broader community in your role? As cliché as it is to say, “we have to keep the lights on”, it’s valid. Through the processes of budgeting and grant vouchering my impact on the wider community is making sure we can afford to provide compensation to our staff, maintain our offices and shelter, and have the materials and equipment to do our work.
What would you like survivors in our community to know about our agency? We’re always here. And we will be so long as our community and governments at all levels value our work.
What is the most rewarding part of working at the Advocacy Center? Every day this agency makes a tangible positive difference in people’s lives. That makes me proud.
Five More for Fun!
If you could have any superpower, which would you choose? Flight
If you could meet five people, living or dead, who would you want to meet? Torbjorn Ahman, a blacksmith I admire; Dean Potter, rock climber; Eddie Vedder, plays Uke like a dream; John Rackham, the pirate Calico Jack; William Gibson, the creator of cyberpunk.
If you could be a character from a book or movie, who would you be? Kearney McRaven from Louis L’Amour’s The Proving Trail.
What would you name your autobiography? I would definitely not write my autobiography!
Motto or personal mantra? Informed by science, inspired by art, motivated by compassion