When asked “WHY” she wanted to sit on the Friends of KSPS Board of Directors, Traci replied, “As a new mother, one of my highest priorities is the education and development of my daughter and son which I believe can be enhanced through public broadcasting. Public Television, KSPS, provides creative educational programming for them and also serves as a conduit for family time to sit together and watch our favorite shows such as Nature and Rick Steves’ Europeall the while fostering an environment of discussion and learning. To complement the television programming, there are online resources brimming with educational ideas and activities that can help me cultivate a love of learning in my children. Public broadcasting makes these high quality but affordable resources available in our homes and communities. I have enjoyed the benefits of public broadcasting and want to serve the community by sitting on the Friends of KSPS board to do my part to help ensure these public services are available for generations to come.”
Traci has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from WashingtonStateUniversity and a Master of Business Administration from EasternWashingtonUniversity. Traci has great experience with coordinating and reviewing various loan portfolios and communicating the results to management and audit committees. She has experience documenting company operational processes, identifying internal controls, and testing controls for Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 compliance and internal auditing. Traci has three years of credit analyst and lending experience with corporate loans, as well as teaching financial management, risk management, and record keeping skills to farm business managers, facilitating educational workshops and developing classroom curricula. Traci was with Northwest Farm Credit Services from 2001 to 2011, as a Credit Officer,Operations Analyst, Internal Auditor and Audit Manager-Credit Review. She currently is staying home with her children.
Traci is a member of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce Ag Bureau and First Presbyterian Church. She is a native of Eastern Washington and grew up on a cattle and hay ranch near Ritzville. Traci is still active in the agriculture community. Aside from spending time with her husband and children, she enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and horseback riding along with trying new restaurants in the Spokane region and reading.