What is your role with The Center and what are you most excited about?
My role with The Center is Vice President of Advocacy which I’m most excited about meeting and working with legislators, LDOE staff, and other decision makers on Education policy and program funding.
What is your background?
I’ve worked as a professional political consultant and fundraiser for over 13 years and have worked with over 75 candidates running for public office. In addition to political work, I’ve worked in non-profit fundraising, radio, and commercial real estate.
What is your favorite childhood book or literacy memory?
My favorite childhood book is “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak.
Flashback to when you were 10 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was ten years old I wanted to be a professional Baseball player. To this day, I still tell myself I was good enough to play in the Pros, but my Baseball career ended after a line drive to my face and the major concussion that followed. I was on the “All State” Ohio Baseball team 3 years in a row when I was in Middle School.
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
If I could be anywhere in the world, it would be right here on my back patio in Mandeville looking over the lake.
What passion projects do you have outside of work?
Outside of my professional duties, I am an avid photographer and Football fan. I also love serving the community in my spare time, I currently serve on the board of the Northshore Humane Society where I’m in charge of running a capital campaign for a new facility.