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 are 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 share my love for our wonderful City.
Now I spend time serving on City Council, volunteering and raising money for the Huron River Watershed Council and Ann Arbor YMCA, raising my daughters, and spending time in and around our City with friends and family.
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 sustainable development and promote multi-modal transportation.
I serve on several Committees, which are how much of our business gets done. In the last 2 years, 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