Originally from Boise, Idaho, Alicia began her early career as an art teacher at a local community center. After earning a Bachelor in Arts at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, Alicia continued working in arts administration and education at eight public elementary schools, two community centers, and a private arts school. She entered the nonprofit arts and culture field, serving as the Education Coordinator at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon, where she discovered her passion for designing and implementing programming initiatives and building community partnerships.
After two years, Alicia and her husband moved to Vancouver where she continues her work in helping to build a thriving arts community. Alicia also serves on the Board of Directors of Artstra, is an active member of the Clark County Arts Commission, and serves as an ambassador for Artist Trust representing the Southwest Washington region.