I Am Proud to Call District 18 Home!

Democratic Candidate for Nevada Assembly District 18

As a resident of AD 18 for nearly twenty years, I know first hand what it means to live, work, play, and pray right here in our district. 

About Me

I am proud to say that I am a local small business owner, an educator, an environmentalist, and someone who knows first hand the economic and social issues that are important to those of us who live in this very special district.

Who I Am


Wife, Sister, Daughter, Mother, Grandmother, and Friend


Local Small Business Owner

I am the owner, operator, of Great Basin Sage Consulting, LLC. I am one of only three ISA Master Arborists in the State of Nevada. I am also an ASCA registered Consulting Arborist, Tree Risk Appraisal Certified, Plant Appraisal qualified, as well as an ISA Certified Municipal Specialist. I worked hard to earn these credentials so that I could work for myself. Working for myself will allow me the flexibility necessary to represent you as your AD 18 Assemblywoman. 



I understand natural resources from multiple aspects. I have worked in America's national oil fields, Nevada's robust mining industry, and as a Nevada wild land firefighter. I am passionate about preserving our state and district's natural environment. I will use what I learned while earning my UNLV Master of Environmental Science degree to represent you on all matters of environmental sustainability. 

Teaching the next Generation about Solar Power



As an adjunct faculty member at UNLV, I have learned first-hand that our students are our future. I fully believe that their developments as future leaders of our community is worth our tax dollars and our time.Working to provide access to higher education makes America and our workforce ready to lead the future.

Teaching Horticulture at UNLV  2017


Community Leadership

  • United States Forest Service - National Urban and Community Forestry  Advisory Council (NUCFAC) - Current Chair - Committee on Hiatus
  • City of Las Vegas - October 1 Healing Garden - Advisory Board Member 
  •  Desert Green Foundation - Advisory Board Member/Scholarship Chair
  • Southern Nevada Arborist Group - I have held all positions on the Executive Board, including two terms as President.
  • Nevada Shade Tree Council - I have held all positions on the Executive Board, including two terms as President.
  • Henderson Democratic Club - Served as Secretary and Vice President          
  • Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture - Nevada Conference Committee 

Awards and Accomplishments

  • United States Forest Service, State and Private Forestry  "You've Made A Difference Award." 
  • Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture                         Award of  Achievement.
  • State of Nevada, Award of Meritorious Service. 
  • Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Award of Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions to Landscape Architecture andthe Green Industry in Nevada. 
  • Las Vegas Desert Green - Bill Tomiyasu Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award.. Awarded for Contributions to Education in the Green Industry.
  • Las Vegas Business Press - Best Green Non Profit Leadership (Nevada Shade Tree council) 
  • Southern Nevada Arborist Group - Trailblazer Award for Green Industry Contributions