I am running for the Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 3C05 seat to ensure that Cleveland Park remains a community where people of all ages want to make their home and where businesses can invest and thrive.
Born and raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, I have seen first-hand the transformation that has occurred in this region over the last 20 years. I'm ready to take my experience in local government and nonprofit management to fight for Cleveland Park and ensure that it remains a community where people of all ages want to make their home and where businesses will invest and thrive.
Growing up north of Cleveland Park, I attended area schools, volunteered at Sibley Hospital, and even landed one of my first paying jobs at the age of 16 at 2Amys Neapolitan Pizzeria.
In 2013, my wife and I chose to make Cleveland Park our home and purchased an apartment in the Broadmoor Cooperative. Less than two years later, we welcomed our son, and we are looking forward to raising him in Cleveland Park.
Professionally, I spent five years working for state and local governments and campaigns, including managing policy, economic development initiatives, and constituent services for elected officials. It was during this time that my passion for public service took root and I learned the importance of ensuring that the voices of all constituents are heard. Today, I work for an organization that provides resources, training, and fundraising access to more than 3,000 nonprofits in over 165 countries to help these organizations improve and increase the services that they offer. My educational experience includes earning a B.A., with a double major in urban studies and sociology, from Trinity University in San Antonia, Texas and an M.P.A., with a concentration on public policy analysis, from New York University.
In 2015, I was elected to serve as a member of the Board for the Broadmoor Cooperative where I hold the position of Vice President. As a Member of the Board, I have been actively involved in reviewing and amending governance documents; developing the Broadmoor’s fire safety team; and planning and organizing social events to encourage greater neighbor interactions.
I'm an avid fan of all Washington sports teams (some might call me a sports junkie!), a proud FONZ, a community gardener at Twin Oaks, and a weekend regular at story time at the Cleveland Park library and the Macomb Street playground with my family.