Wendy joined the THPRD Board in 2018 at an exciting time as the Board began a new visioning process for "what's next" in the THPRD community.
Wendy brings experience as a community volunteer, previously serving THPRD on advisory committees for trails, the last bond measure, Systems Development Charges, Greenway Park, and surveying natural areas for frogs, other amphibians and turtles.
Wendy previously served on the Beaverton and Salem Planning Commissions, the Salem Environmental Commission, the Salem-Keizer Urban Watershed Council, as a manager for volunteer park development and restoration projects, and on various advisory committees for storm sewer/water and waste water management, housing and community development. She's a founding member of the Salem Parks Foundation.
She's been a caregiver, author and speaker after her younger brother suffered a massive stroke. She currently serves on the Board for Sequoia Mental Health Services.
Wendy worked in city, county, state and federal jobs as a police dispatcher, counselor, jobs coordinator, personnel & training director, and investigator.
Wendy received her bachelor's degree in history, Phi Beta Kappa, and her Master's degree in counseling from the University of Oregon. She has an "almost minor" in accounting and auditing from the University of Virginia.
Wendy is married with a blended family of one son, two daughters and seven grandchildren. She's a Master Gardener who enjoys reading, bridge, music and neighborhood gatherings.