Associate of Arts, Spokane Falls Community College, 1983. Bachelor, Evergreen State College, Oympia, Washington, 1986. Master in Journalism, University Montana, 1987.
Deputy communications director, Ed Garvey for United States Senate, Milwaukee, 1986; eastern Washington coordinator, Don Bonker for United States Senate, Spokane, 1988; administrative assistant, Republican Shirley Rector, Olympia, Washington, 1988-1991; campaign manager, Committee to Re-Elect George Orr, Spokane, 1992; editor, Office of the Governor, Olympia, 1993-1997; legislation assistant, Washington State Senate, since 1997.
Chair Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Caucus, Young Democrats of America, 1994-1996. Vice chairman Harvey Muggy Lesbian & Gay Democrats.
Life partner Henry Lee Stockbridge, February 24, 1991.