2013-Present  Representative HD-49, Colorado General Assembly

  • Elected by Republican colleagues as the Caucus Whip from 2017 to present.


  • Transportation and Energy Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee
  • Legislative Council
  • Interim Committee for Wildfires Matters
  • Interim Study Committee for Opioid and other Substance Use Disorders
  • Interim Committee for Police Officers and Firefighters Pension Reform


As a member of the minority party, I sponsored thirteen bills that were signed into law.

  • HB18-1300 Bachelor Nursing Completion Degree Local District College,
  • SB18-001 Transportation Infrastructure Funding,
  • HB17-1115 Direct Primary Health Care Services,
  • HB17-1094 Telehealth Coverage Under Health Benefit Plans,
  • HB16-1047 Interstate Medical Licensure Compact,
  • HB 16-1142 Rural & Frontier Health Care Preceptor Tax Credit,
  • HB16-1339 Agriculture Property Foreclosures,
  • HB15-1017 Volunteer Fire Department Organization,
  • HB15- 1029 Health Care Delivery Via Telemedicine Statewide,
  • HB15-1340 Extend Multiple Sclerosis Check-off,
  • SB15-085 Small Business Cottage Foods,
  • HJR14-1010 Flood Recovery Efforts Recognition,
  • HB13-1109 Apply Protection Orders to Parolees.


  • National Federation of Independent Business, 100% Voting Record
  • Western Conservative Summit 2019 Faith, Family and Freedom Award
  • Principles of Liberty Freedom Award, Conservative Voting Record 2013-18
  • Colorado Union of Taxpayers Champion, 2013, 2014, 2018
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 2017 Legislator of the Year, State of Colorado
  • Colorado Civil Justice League Award, 2013-18
  • Americans for Prosperity, Pinnacle of Prosperity Award, 2018, Champions of Economic Freedom, 2016
  • Colorado Medical Society Legislative Award, 2017
  • Champion of Economic Freedom Award, Americans For Prosperity Colorado, 2016
  • Colorado Farm Bureau, Distinguished Service Award, 2015
  • National Association of Royalty Owners, Legislator of the Year, 2015
  • Honorary Member, Coalition of Independent Riders, 2014
  • Patriot League, Friend of Motherhood Award, 2014
  • National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus, Susan B Anthony List Award, 2014


2008-2013 | President and CEO, Northern Colorado Event Planning

  • Successfully created, planned and executed 27 events throughout Northern Colorado.
  • Duties included budgeting, marketing, negotiating contracts, theme development, drafting and distributing press releases, creating on-line registration process, obtaining sponsorships, and increasing attendance.

2008-2013 | Member, Weld County Council

  • Set salaries for elected county officials. Received annual reports from Weld County Department Directors. Attended monthly meetings and received citizen input.

2004-2008 | Vice President for Business Development, Cache Bank and Trust

  • Coordinated business development for all departments and developed community interest for new programs.
  • Developed strategic marketing and public relations plans for multiple branches in Denver and Northern Colorado.
  • Provided financial counseling for bank clients.
  • Coordinated community outreach projects including a successful senior program.

2003-2004 | Vice President for Residential Real Estate, New Frontier Bank

  • Managed residential real estate department for secondary market including originating residential loans, supervising preparation of underwriting materials, loan processing, sales and marketing.

1999-2003 | North Eastern Business Development Representative, Colorado Governor’s Office of Economic Development, International Trade and Tourism

  • Governor’s business liaison for Northeast Colorado.
  • Business advocate for rural Colorado projects involving wind energy, plant-based pharmaceuticals, bio-diesel and ethanol.
  • Represented governor on economic development boards including Executive Board of Colorado Rural Development Council, Tri-State Economic Initiative Board, Progressive 15 Board, Colorado Coalition Board, Ports to Plains Study Group, Eastern Plains Mobility Study Committee, Colorado Action Group for Ethanol.

1996-1999 | Mortgage Loan Specialist, First Choice Bank

  • Originated residential loans, processed loan documentation, prepared underwriting materials.

Additional Work Experience

1994-1996 | Senior Tax Analyst, Tele-Communications, Inc

1993-1994 | Staff Accountant, Bondi and Co.

1991-1992 | Project manager, Giltspur, Inc. USA


1980-1984 | Bachelor of Arts in English, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

1992-1993 | Studied Upper Level Accounting Classes, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO

Community Leadership

2004-2013 | Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance Board

2010-2013 | Northern CO Women’s Development Council

2008-2013 | Progressive 15 Board

2009-2013 | Leadership Prayer Breakfast Board

2010 | Women’s Development Council Board

2006-2008 | Greeley Chamber of Commerce, Govt. Affairs Comm.

2008 | City of Greeley Planning and Advisory Committee

2008 | Habitat for Humanity Breakfast Organizer

2008 | Downtown Greeley Development Authority, Membership Chair

2005-2007 | Partners of Weld County Board, Advisory Board

1998-2006 | Schaffer Enterprise Board

2000-2004 | United Way Board, Campaign Co-Chair 2004

1998-2003 | Boy Scout Explorer Board,

1999 | Annual Dinner Fundraising Chair

1998-2000 | United Way Cabinet Member, Loaned Executive in the 1997-1998

1998-2000 | Greeley Philharmonic Board

1998-2000 | Leadership Weld Advisory Board

1999 | Multiple Sclerosis Annual Bike-a-thon Organizer

1984-Pres. | Philanthropic Education Organization for Women

1999-Pres. | Greeley Rotary Member, Board Member 2001-2002

2000-Pres. | Genesis Project of Northern Colorado, Advisory Board

Political Leadership

2019 | No on Proposition CC, Weld County Chair

2018-Present | Republican Study Committee of Colorado, Chair

2009-2013 | Colorado Federation of Republican Women, President, Vice-President

2003-2010 | Greeley Republican Women, President, Vice-President

2004-2009 | Colorado State Republican Party, Vice-Chair (2 terms), Secretary

1997-2004 | Wednesday Morning Republican Breakfast, Chair