Position being sought: Board of Assessors
Party affiliation: Democrat
Occupation: Registered nurse
Education: M.S. in nursing with a focus in nursing education, currently a Ph.D. candidate
Years lived in Hopkinton: 11
Governmental experience: Hopkinton Marathon Committee (10 years)
Additional volunteer/service experience: Habitat for Humanity (Global Village Program), most recently building houses in Vietnam
General statement: I have been a resident of Hopkinton for over 10 years and my family’s history within the town goes back decades. My wife, Heather, and three children truly enjoy calling Hopkinton our home.
I find Hopkinton provides a unique sense of community — wonderful schools, amazing events, unparalleled community engagement including our public library, parks and recreation opportunities. These, and many more, are surpassed by the overwhelming sense of dedication and service of those who have committed themselves to ensuring Hopkinton remains the safe and comfortable town we call home.
In the spirit of community service, I ask for the opportunity to serve on our Board of Assessors. While Hopkinton is a great town, we face many challenges. Fiscal responsibility, economic equality and transparency are core values that inspire my candidacy. I am a former paramedic with over 20 years of service. I continued my service journey to become a registered nurse — first obtaining my associate degree, then bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Currently I am completing a Ph.D. with a focus in nursing education. My current roles include being a registered nurse in a busy local emergency department as well as being a visiting lecturer in the Nursing Department at Framingham State University.
While you may wonder how this experience relates to becoming a member of the Board of Assessors, let me explain. All of these require fastidious attention to detail, an understanding of a variety of perspectives, an in-depth understanding of analytic data, and ability to apply critical thinking to evolving situations.