Executive Master of Public Administration – December 2006
Member, Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society
University of Utah

Bachelor of Arts – December 1982
University of Utah
Major: Journalism and Mass Communication



Lone Peak Realty & Management, LLC
November 1993 to Present

Managing Member
Aspira Public Affairs, LLC
December 2015 to Present 

Adjunct Faculty – Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program
University of Utah – Center for Public Policy and Administration
Summer 2010

Communications Coordinator
Utah State House of Representatives – Minority Caucus
August 2007 to December 2007

Interim CEO
Centro de la Familia de Utah
April 2006 to September 2006
November 2004 to July 2005 – Salt Lake City, Utah

Director of Community Affairs
Centro de la Familia de Utah
August 1999 to October 2007 – Salt Lake City, Utah

Public Relations Coordinator
Utah Museum of Natural History
November 1991 to April 1995 – Salt Lake City, Utah

Public Relations Counselor
Hal Gardiner and Associates, Public Relations
August 1990 to November 1991 – Salt Lake City, UT

Public Relations Manager
Utah Girl Scout Council (Now known as Girl Scouts of Utah)
June 1987 to August 1990 – Salt Lake City, Utah

Public Relations Assistant
Utah Public Employees’ Association
June 1985 to June 1987 – Murray, Utah

Uinta County Herald
May 1984 to June 1985 – Evanston, Wyoming


Community Service Honoree, League of Women Voters of Salt Lake (2016)

Distinguished Alumni Award, U of U College of Social and Behavioral Science (2014)

Pioneer in HIV, Utah AIDS Foundation (2014) 

YWCA of Utah Outstanding Achievement Award – Public Service (2013)

Pete Suazo Political Action Award (2013)

Enlightened 50, Community Foundation of Utah (2012)

Cesar Chavez Peace & Justice Award, Utah Coalition of La Raza, 2002

Finalist, Zions Bank Up-and-Comers Award (1993)

Utah Hispanic Women’s Leadership Institute (1991-92)

1989 Young Careerist, Utah Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs


Utah State Democratic Party
Member-at-large, Executive Committee (1993-95)

Salt Lake County Democratic Party
2nd Vice Chair, Executive Committee (1999-2001)

Utah Women’s Political Caucus (1993-98)

Utah Young Democrats
State Vice Chair, (1987-88)

Utah Hispanic Democrats (1990-Present)
Vice-Chair, (1994-99)

Citizens Against Racism Committee, (1988)

United Way of Salt Lake
Board of Directors (2014-Present)

Education and Immigrant & Refugee Integration Change Councils (2007 – present)
English Language Opportunities Change Council – Co-chair (2006-07)

Voices for Utah Children
Policy Matters Early Childhood Policy Planning Committee (2007-08)

National Children’s Health Study
Member, Advisory Committee, U of U Vanguard Center (2007-Present)

Envision Utah Board of Trustees (2010-Present)

Intermountain Healthcare Board of Trustees (2005-2013)

ACLU Board of Directors (2009-2014)

Planned Parenthood Action Council Advisory Council (2008-Present)

Utah AIDS Foundation Advisory Council (2010-Present)

HEAL Utah Advisory Council (2010-Present)

Plan-B Theatre Company Board of Directors (2015-Present)

LDS Hospital Community Advisory Committee (2003 – Present)

Utah Women’s Forum (1996 – Present)
President (2007-08)

YWCA Board of Directors (2005-08)

Utah Coalition for Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Advisory Board (2003-07)

Substitute host, “Radioactive,” call-in public affairs program (2004)
Co-host, “La Voz de la Gente,” Hispanic public affairs radio program (1989-2003)

Planned Parenthood Action Council Governing Board (2002-08)
Political Committee (2002-08)

Planned Parenthood Association of Utah Board of Trustees (1993-2001)
President (1997 – 1999)
President-elect/Vice President (1995-1997)
Board Development Committee (1996-2002)
Co-chair, Community Services Committee (1994-1997)

Utah Department of Health
Rape and Sexual Assault Media Campaign Committee (1997)

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
Southwest Forum, Utah Caucus Facilitator, (January 1996)

American Heart Association, Western Region Affiliate
Latino Task Force – Utah Representative (2001-03)

Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Utah (2000-01)
Class President

Utah Nonprofits Association/Utah Society of Fund Raisers
Philanthropy Day Committee (2002/2003)

Association for Women in Communications (1987-Present)
President, Utah Chapter, 1992-93
Vice President/President-elect, 1991-92

Utah Girl Scout Council Nominating Committee (1999-2001)

NETWORK magazine, Editorial Advisory Board (1995-97)

International Association of Business Communicators (1986-92)
JOBLINE Chair, 1990-91
Intercom (Chapter newsletter), Editor, 1988-89
Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, (1987-91)
State Young Careerist Chairperson, 1990

Association of Girl Scout Executive Staff (1988-90)

Western Pacific Gazette (1988-90)
Managing Editor

Episcopal Diocese of Utah
Member, Peace & Justice Commission 2007-present
Chair, Commission on Ministry, 2002-04
Communications Committee, 1986-88

Hispanic Women’s Association of Utah (1991-1998)


Planned Parenthood Action Council/Utahns for Choice (1994-Present)

Sierra Club (1994-Present)

ACLU (1991-Present)

National Council of La Raza (1999-Present)