- A resident of Berkley since 2011.
- Secretary of a local non-profit working to protect and educate residents and hold our city government accountable for 3 years.
- President and secretary of WOOSE for 4 years. Protected cities surrounding an airport from aggressive runway expansion.
- Former board member of the Old Worthington Association.
- Lead software architect and computer programmer with BS in Math and Computer Science and MS in Computer Science.
- The owner of a successful technology consulting firm 28 Studios.
- Active member, volunteer, and leader at church.
- Member of the Berkley Area Chamber of Commerce.
- Council Liaison, Zoning Board of Appeals.
- Council Liaison, Tree Board.
- Council Liaison, Environmental Advisory Committee (former).
- Board Member of the Michigan Municipal League's Elected Official Academy.
- Recipient of Elected Official Academy Level 1: Education Award.
- Master Citizen Planner Certification from Michigan State University.
- A supporter of the Friends of the Berkley Public Library, the Friends of Berkley Parks and Recreation, the Berkley Junior Women's Club, Berkley/Huntington Woods Youth Assistance, Tri-Community Coalition, and the Berkley Education Foundation, among others.
I grew up in Wheeling, West Virginia. After receiving my BS in Mathematics and Computer Science, I settled in Columbus, Ohio to complete my Masters in Computer Science. While there, I was president of WOOSE (We Oppose Ohio State airport Expansion). We successfully prevented the Ohio State University from allowing their airport to further encroach into the surrounding neighborhoods.
In 2008, I met my future wife, Jennifer. We got married in 2010 and I moved to Michigan so we could start our life together.
In 2011, we decided it was time to set down roots and pick a place to call home for the rest of our lives. We picked Berkley. We fell in love with the excellent school system, the walkable neighborhoods, and the city's small town feel. We particularly like the close-knit community where neighbors look out for neighbors.
I work for a company called Seller Labs building large scale computer systems and websites for tracking ecommerce data. I also have my own technology consulting firm, 28 Studios.
I have put in countless hours as an officer of a local non-profit whose mission is to educate the residents of Berkley and help them protect their investment in our city. Through their efforts, and then my continued work since being elected, the city has started to improve communication and reorganized the city's building department which was not serving the community.
Jennifer and I are active members at our church and help lead several programs there. We organize the edification card program, sending thousands of cards to people in need of encouragement each year. I co-lead the young adults' group and frequently lead singing in the congregation. Jennifer heads the church's sign language interpretation program.
We enjoy gardening, home improvement, walks and bike rides through the city, and playing with our cat, Miette, who we have toilet trained.