Agency: City of Puyallup

Q. How many years have you been a Public Records Officer (PRO)?

Over 2 years with the title of Public Records Officer, and 6 years as clerk/specialist.

Q. What is one Public Records tip or best practice you have gleaned from your work that you would pass on to others in this field of work?

Take as much training as you can, and use your network!

Q. How did you get involved with WAPRO?

Over 6 years ago when I first started public records training at a Police Department.

Q. What do you consider the biggest public records challenge (either with the PRA or holding a position responsible for compliance with the PRA)?

Changes in case law and what’s allowed, not allowed. Also, keeping up with the sheer volume!

Q. What is your favorite motto/quote?

The answer is always no if you don’t ask.

Q. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?

Camping, reading, backpacking, paddle boarding, and traveling.