Member Colonie Democratic Committee from 2006 - present.
Founding Member and Manager of the Colonie Farmer's Market for 3 years. Ambassador for the former AIDS Council of NENY. Albany County Legislator 2013-present.
Experience and Qualifications
New York State Assembly 1/13-Present, Albany, NY Legislative Director
Albany County Legislature 2/13-Present, Albany, NY Albany County Legislator, 14th District. Representing the Village of Menands, portions of the hamlet of Loudonville and the City of Watervliet
Town of Colonie 1/08-1/13, Newtonville, NY Confidential Aide to the Supervisor McLean Marketing 3/06-5/07, Loudonville, NY Director
Skinklinic 4/04-1/06, New York, NY Marketing and Communications Manager
Lippe Taylor Brand Communications 11/02-4/04, New York, NY
Executive Assistant to the President
6/94-9/01, Boston, MA
I grew up in Loudonville and moved to Boston to attend Boston College in 1990. After graduating, I worked for a large entertainment firm in Risk Management and Licensing. In 2001, I moved to New York City to attend graduate school at SUNY/FIT. I worked in marketing and communications for the largest women's marketing firm in Manhattan. I then became a marketing manager for a national chain of medical facilities. I moved back to the area in 2006 and became the marketing director for Capital Repretory Theater. I then went on to become the confidential aide for the Colonie Town Supervisor in 2008. I met my husband Tim in 2009 and we were married in 2010. In 2013, I was elected to a seat in the Albany County Legislature and I became a legislative director for the NYS Assembly. My husband Tim and I live in the Village of Menands with our two children.
Occupation and Special Skills
Legislative Director. Significant constituent experience across all levels of local, state and federal government.
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Prior to taking office in 2013, I was the Confidential Aide to Supervisor Paula Mahan and learned how to navigate the complexities of local government budgeting in a tax cap environment. In my position as a legislator, I administrate an almost $700 million budget that ensures services for Albany County's most vulnerable populations. In this past budget process, I worked closely with County Executive McCoy to ensure the preservation of numerous critical county human services jobs, while also providing Albany County taxpayers a 1.5% property tax cut. This was not an easy task. Since becoming a legislator in 2013, Albany County has not broken the tax cap and rarely ever broke a 0% increase. I am very proud of this work. We have also offered increased services to county residents, such as the summer camp at Lawson's Lake and the student internship program, while also restoring the senior club transportation program. I look forward to continuing this work.
Albany County is in the best financial position it has ever been in. I would like to continue the path of fiscal restraint and increased services to Albany County residents. I have been investigating municipal wireless internet, as well as created a work-group to return a grocery store to the Village of Menands (the largest portion of the 14th legislative district).