I came to Ann Arbor to earn a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment. I also hold a Bachelor's in History from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, as well as a graduate certificate in Local Government Management from Eastern Michigan University.
I am an AICP-certified Urban Planner, and I've spent the last eight years working for a national multi-disciplinary engineering firm in Detroit. I work almost exclusively with local governments and I take great pride in the work that I've done in a number of communities to encourage redevelopment and sustainability.
In the summer of 1995, I moved into a neighborhood next to West Park, on Ann Arbor's west side. Almost immediately, I fell in love with the place: the wonderful folks who were my neighbors, the spirit of the kids I coached in Rec and Ed Baseball and their families, and the soul and culture of the City sealed the deal for me. After just a few months, I knew Ann Arbor was home.
It was here that I met my wife, Courtney. My daughters, Rory and Wynne, were both born here and have shared my love for our wonderful City.
I serve on several Committees, which are how much of our business gets done. Over the last 18 months, I have served or currently serve on, the following Boards and/or Commissions: