Growing up in Walla Walla, Washington, Wendy settled in Sandpoint in 1993. She studied Biology at the University of Oregon, and received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Oregon Health Sciences University. Her nursing career included working in obstetrics at University Hospital in Portland, Oregon, and in pediatrics at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. Motherhood was a full time job for many years. Once her children transitioned to college, she became the Medical Home Project Manager for Family Health Center in Sandpoint. Currently, she is volunteering as a school nurse for the Lake Pend Oreille School District and as a COVID contract tracer for the Panhandle Health District.
Serving as President of the PAFE Board of Directors from 2009-2011, she is currently Chairman of the Teacher Grants Committee. She enjoys providing teachers with a way to bring innovative ideas to the classroom. Interacting with children who have participated in grant projects has shown her what a difference this program makes in our schools.
Wendy and her husband Scott raised four children, all of whom attended the Lake Pend Oreille School District and graduated from SHS. Wendy’s involvement with the school district includes being a member of various PTAs, the former Site Council, the health and math curriculum committees, and a facilities committee. In addition, Wendy has spent many hours volunteering with local youth, including coaching swimming, t-ball, soccer, basketball and volleyball. Her free time is spent water and snow skiing, scuba diving, boating, and traveling.