Corey is a Washington State native and a 3rd generation Alaska Fisherman. He currently works at the corporate office for Silver Bay Seafoods in Seattle as their Director of Compliance.
Recognized for possessing a high degree of integrity, strong work ethic, and commitment to excellence. Proven success working with state and federal regulatory agencies as well as contractors and customers. Effective decision-making, project manager and outstanding problem-solving skills.
I attended Redmond High School from 1996-2000 and was part of, what was at that time, the largest graduating class in Redmond High School History. I participated in football and track and field all 4 years and was part of the championship football team in 1998. In addition to my high school diploma, I completed a Certificate of Proficient in Business Administration.
While my original focus at CWU was to graduate with a Business degree, early on in my classwork I was taking a few of my introductory classes, one geology class sparked my interest. This lead me to taking another one. Then another. I finally decided to change my major to Environmental Resource Management and ultimately graduated with my Bachelors degree in 3 years.
In 2011, I began a new process by working towards my Masters Degree with New England College. In 2013, I graduated with my Masters in Management
For my entire career, I have always worked in the private sector as an employee. I do not have any formal experience as an elected or public official. This, in my opinion, actually makes me the perfect candidate. No doubt, I will need to learn the ropes and procedures, but I bring with me no bad habits, no party affiliations, and no special interests. Which provides me with the ability to look at a situation objectively and vote accordingly.
I have been a volunteer coach for my son's football team for 4 seasons now. Dedicating my time three to four days per week to teach their team the great game of football. But its more than that, youth sports helps these young men develop into competitive, team oriented, leaders. I also have spent the last season as the on the Evecutive Board as the elected volunteer Athletic Director for the organization.
Out of nowhere, my oldest son, Jesse, comes home one day and says that he signed up for Wrestling, and practice started the next day. With Jesse's medical issues, it requires that a parent or nurse be on standby and rather than hire a nurse, I volunteered to be on standby, while there, I asked if I could help coach rather than just site there.
I also volunteer in the special education room from time-to-time during special events and field trips to chaperone the class.
This last winter, I and another parent, co-coached the junior basketball team for Enumclaw Special Olympics. Our team placed 1st in western regionals and 4th in state. One of my most fondest memories coaching a team!
As a result of constant failures in the US House of Representatives, Corey started considering a run for US Congress. When House Democrats blocked the Corona Virus stimulus bill and added a long list of liberal wish list items - that what when Corey decided to run for political office.
Corey ran for US Congress for Washington's 8th Congressional District as an Independent and ended up taking 4th place with ~2.7% of the vote.
On August 24, 2020, Corey officially announced that he had filed and will be running as a write-in candidate for the State House of Representatives, Position 2 in Legislative District 5 - against Lisa Callan, a democrat who is running unopposed.