BORN IN PITTSBURGH
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA, the youngest of three. My parents encouraged a strong work ethic and as an example, we traveled each weekend north of Pittsburgh to build by hand a second home. It was through this experience that I developed an appreciation for the natural environment.
ACAREER IN EDUCATION
I have been a teacher for over nineteen years, working with diverse communities in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, as well as overseas with the US Peace Corps. As an educator, I have collaborated with leaders on a variety of regional activities such as science fair, science bowl, and science olympiad. I am a former Fulbright Scholar and currently earning a graduate degree in education leadership.
DEDICATED TO OUR COMMUNITY
As an active member of my community, I have served locally through citizen groups and boards, and county committees. I assisted in the General Election of 2020 as an Elections Officer at a local precinct. As a husband and father, I am engaged in my faith-based community and have supported youth sports through coaching and officiating.
My focus is on representation in full support of our essential values; education that is in the best interest of our communities; and responsive energy infrastructure. I am thankful for the opportunity to understand and share your voice and I appreciate your continued support.
A Sensible Approach to Government
Service. I have had the pleasure of meeting so many constituents, just over the past few months. It has been a big win for me, but how do we win for Virginia. We deserve elected officials that put the “present” back in “representation.” I will be here to meet you where you are, and that means working to understand the local issues from your perspective. Feel free to reach out to me, and tell me what is important to you.
Education. Investing in our children means investing in our schools. To develop young people, we must focus on the essentials in providing opportunities for all. For too long, families have discovered in a next day email what is next on the agenda. Let’s have conversations at the state level on school issues with delegates that are currently informed. Send me to Richmond to discuss the education issues that are first to you and your community.
Natural Environment. Virginia has generally been fortunate in maintaining a stable energy infrastructure that we can rely on. Still, consider the recent shocks to energy supply that we have witnessed in Texas, California, and more recently, in the case of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack. We’ve seen enough to know the essential role energy plays in our economy. It is vitally important to work to secure diversity within our systems of energy generation, and the use of responsive technologies in our methods of transmission and utilization.