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.
  



Professional

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.
  

City Council

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:

  • Transportation Commission
  • Environmental Commission
  • Energy Commission
  • Ann Arbor Public Art Commission
  • Council Legislative Policy Agenda Committee
  • Liquor Licensing Committee
  • Medical Marijuana Ordinance Review Committee
  • Budget and Labor Committee
  • Brownfield Advisory Committee

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