Chief of Staff
Phone: (503) 988-5213
Corie was born and raised in Portland, and is an alumna of Portland State University twice over (Political Science, B.A. 2003 and a Masters in Public Administration, 2007). She spent the first three years of undergrad at the University of Oregon and lived in Torino, Italy for just over a year after college. Since returning from Italy, she has worked for the Portland Bologna Sister City Association, various political campaigns, nonprofit groups, and other governmental agencies. Corie lives in St. Johns with her husband Ed and their three year old son, Liam. As Corie puts it, “I feel very fortunate to be doing what I love with the great people I get to work with!”
As Chief of Staff, Corie attends many, many, many meetings. Her biggest responsibility is to help achieve Commissioner McKeel’s goals. Corie manages the office and helps set policy goals for District 4.
Hobbies and Interests:
Corie loves cooking, having big dinner parties, surfing, watching sports (especially football), knitting, playing Legos with Liam, reading bed time stories, studying French and Italian, and going out with friends.
Favorite East County Landmark:
Troutdale General Store… Jodie’s enchiladas are the best!
“Don't you realize? The next time you see sky, it'll be over another town. The next time you take a test, it'll be in some other school. Our parents, they want the best of stuff for us. But right now, they got to do what's right for them. Because it's their time. Their time! Up there! Down here, it's our time. It's our time down here.” –The Goonies