I am passionate about protecting the freedoms and liberties we enjoy in our great country. One of my biggest goals is to encourage everyone to vote! I'm convinced that if everyone did that, we could easily elect candidates that will best represent the needs of Whatcom County. We have also recently seen that whom you vote for has significant consequences. I have served as Mayor of Sumas for the last four years. During that time, I have helped lead our community through 3 devastating floods and Covid-19. I have spent many hours working alongside my constituents. I have always worked hard to listen to all sides of an issue and then make a decision that best represents those who have elected me. Please join me on this journey!
- Mayor or Sumas (2017-2021).
- Former Treasurer for Tillamook and Umatilla Tribal Volunteer Firefighter Associations.
Other Professional Experience
- Flood Recovery Manager for Whatcom County 2022.
- Real estate broker with Keller Williams Realty 2020-2022.
- Owner and founder of Christensen Home Services Washington 2019-2022.
- Supervisor at Darigold in Lynden 2014-2020.
- Supervisor at Tillamook Cheese 2009-2014.
- Owner and founder of Christensen Home Services Oregon 2007-2009.
- Owned and operated a Sears Dealer Store, Pendleton, Oregon 2004-2007.
- Umatilla County Sheriff's Deputy 2001-2007.
- Association of Washington Cities elected officials' leadership training.
- Business management training.
- Budget development training.
- Incident Command System certifications.
- Fire Instructor I certification.
- Incident Safety Officer certification.
- Fire Safety Officer training certification.
- Emergency First Responder certification.
- A volunteer firefighter for twenty-five years at three different fire departments.
- Member of the Flood Control District Advisory Committee.
- Member of the Whatcom County Housing Advisory Committee.
- Member of the Small Cities Partnership for four years.
- Actively involved in the local Chamber of Commerce activities.
- Organized and volunteered for multiple community clean-up days in Whatcom County.
- Coached local youth sports programs.
- Community Outreach Leader at my local Church.