I have over 20 years of management and leadership experience in the nonprofit and private sectors, and since 2004, I have focused on community development both internationally and locally. My first work with communities was in West Africa, and since then, I have worked with communities and programs in West Africa, Haiti, Guatemala, Kosovo, the Middle East, East Asia, and finally in Oregon. Economic development has been a significant focus of this work, including management of a social enterprise in The Gambia that linked smallholder farmers with markets to improve livelihoods. My work has also included community infrastructure, girls’ and women’s rights, and building community resilience. Throughout this work, I have had the opportunity to build my own skills in the areas of strategic planning, program performance and evaluation, and organizational development, and am committed to program excellence. I am particularly passionate about working with communities to expand economic opportunities, and am delighted for the chance to work with communities in Oregon.