Doreen is a Tacoma native-born and raised.  She attended Bellarmine and went to Eastern Washington University to become a social worker- also  receiving a Certificate in Nonprofit management. Doreen has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for the past 20 years.

She and her husband Darren own a home in Tacoma where they are raising their two girls, one who has special medical needs. Doreen works at Wa PAVE, supporting adults and children with disabilities-advocating for their special healthcare needs and their families.

She is committed to the community and has volunteered for her church, Tacoma schools  local moms club, Project Trunk Run, Rescue Mission, Metro Parks, Elevate Health, and more.

She brings passion and personal experience with systems access.