A native of Lincoln, California, Josie has lived in the State of Washington for 37 years. Josie has enjoyed a professional career in both the public service and private sector employment. A proud mother of two adult boys, she has modeled the balance of hard work, respect for others, commitment, honesty, communication and fun as tools to meet professional and life goals.
Josie has held positions in the Chelan County Auditor’s Office (3 years), Chelan County Assessor’s Office (11 years), worked in Human Resource Management (6 years) for two major corporations in Eastern Washington, Stemilt Grower’s and Pacific Aerospace and Electronics, and in the public school system as an Office Manager (12 years) for a busy middle school. Her vast and varied work experiences led her to the Department of Labor and Industries in November 2014 where she was hired as an Industrial Relations Agent 2 and then moved to her current position as Youth Employment Specialist for the State of Washington in January 2015.
Her experiences and training have led to working in: both sides of labor and management, public speaking and training, policy and procedure development, payroll, computer and technology applications, organizational development and change, administrative services, and customer service.
Josie has served as a volunteer for the Kiwanis Club of Amistad, Wenatchee Panther Booster Board, Public Service Employees Union, public schools throughout her professional career. Has also been selected to serve on the Hospitality Education Foundation board, National Governor’s Association Career Connect Learning home team board, and on the executive board with Interstate Labor Standards Association a national organization.