Renovated 4 large historic buildings downtown and one residential house with her husband, Eric Kittleson.
“Lazarus Award” from Oregon Downtown Development Association for downtown building renovation to national historic standards.
Chamber of Commerce “Distinguished Service” award for revitalization work downtown.
Salem Downtown Association “Livability Award” for work in the community.
Spearheaded collecting 9,000 signatures for the successful “No Parking Meters Downtown” initiative petition campaign in 2013.
Worked with downtown businesses and citizens to outline a Downtown Streetscape program to increase Salem tourism and business recruitment/retention.
Helped create the Downtown Toolbox Loan/Grant program. The most successful renewal program the city has offered. Now copied in most City Urban Renewal Districts and the Historic Landmarks Commission.
Owned her own business from 1981-2015.