I was born at Good Samaritan Hospital and raised in Puyallup with my three brothers. I attended Wildwood Park Elementary, Sunrise Elementary, Kalles Jr. High and graduated from Rogers High School.
My first job was at the age of 16 working for the Boilermakers Joint Apprenticeship Training Program. During my senior year at Rogers High School I held a full-time job as an Accounts Payable clerk for Bay City Marine. Later, I was employed as an Investor Accounting Specialist for Rainier Mortgage and eventually obtained a job as Office Manager for the law firm of Griffin, Imperiale, Bobman & Verhey, P.S. During this time I was honored to participate in the Big Brothers / Big Sisters program. Being able to help a young girl in need of support was an extremely rewarding experience and allowed me the opportunity to give back to my community.
In the early 1990s I decided to change my career path to the healthcare industry. In 2005 I attended Ashmead School of Massage and graduated with honors. I have been in the chiropractic field for over 20 years, helping people to move towards health and wellness in their own lives. Hard work and dedication allowed my husband, Dr. Frank J. Door, and I to open Willows Chiropractic Clinic & Therapeutic Massage here in Puyallup. In addition to being a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, I also manage the day-to-day operations of our business.
Participating in the American Cancer Society's (ACS) "Relay for Life" from 1996-2001 was very rewarding and provided me the opportunity to roll up my sleeves, work with others, and make a difference. During my Relay time I enjoyed taking part in fundraising, serving as a team captain, serving on the planning committee and serving as co-chair for the event. Participating in the Relay for Life was a great experience and I was honored to receive the ACS Pierce Unit's "Most Inspirational" award in 1999.
When my daughter was an infant I began focusing my efforts on hosting charity events through our clinic. As my children entered school I became a school volunteer and was elected as the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Secretary for Wildwood Park Elementary for the 2013 - 2015 term.
As business owners, my husband and I feel a paramount duty to give back to the community that supports us and that we call home. Annual toy drives, Puyallup Food Bank, Salvation Army, foster children and school supply drives for children in need are just a few of the ways we choose to do that.
I am proud to be a member of the Puyallup Kiwanis where I have had an opportunity to chair the Community Service Committee and serve on the Youth Services Committee. In 2015 I had the honor to be elected to the Kiwanis Foundation Board. Supporting programs in our community that serve children is very important to me. Kiwanis is about kids!