Prior to NVAHI she served as President of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) from 2020 to 2021.  During this time, she was also a member of several election-based committees including the Election Assistance Commission’s Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC), the Council of State Government’s Overseas Voting Initiative, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Elections Critical Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council. 
She previously served as Director of Elections for the Washington office of the Secretary of State. Appointed in 2013, she oversaw reforms to Washington State’s election system including Same-Day Voter Registration, Automatic Voter Registration at the Department of Licensing and the Department of Social and Health Services, Automated Voter Registration at the Health Exchange Benefit, a Future Voter program, Universal Registration, and College Voting HUBs. 
Beforehand, she worked for the Auditor’s Office of Washington State’s Pierce County in several roles including Chief Deputy Auditor from 2010-2013 and Pierce County’s Elections Manager from 2000 to 2010.