Alicia’s family has called Whatcom County home for five generations. Her great-grandparents immigrated from Hollandand her grandparents owned a farm in Sumas.  

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a master’s degree from San Diego State UniversityThe daughter of a truck driver who delivered hay to local dairies and a mom who works for PeaceHealth, Alicia is a social worker, mental health professional and small business owner. She has helped families with adoptions, supported children who have experienced abuse and cared for hospice patients 

Alicia owns a mental health practice. She also served on the Blaine City Council, and launched and served as president of the Blaine Downtown Development Association. 

She was elected to the Legislature in 2020and is vice chair of the Children, Youth and Families Committee. Alicia also serves on the Community and Economic Development and Capital Budget Committees. She is the proud mom of three boys.