My wife, Maggie, and I are happy Colorado transplants by way of Chicago. For over two decades, I worked in Illinois government and politics, pushing forward reform candidates and progressive agendas. As Legislative Liaison for the Illinois Department of Insurance, I took on big insurance companies and insisted on putting people before profits. On campaigns, I managed budgets, salaries, and hiring in fast-paced environments with zero room for error. As Chief of Staff for a reform Chicago alderman, I managed and maintained an annual budget of $1.3 million. I know what it's like to insist on and push through honest, responsible budgeting in adverse conditions.
We have lived in Fort Collins since 2015. Maggie works as the DVM Student Lab Teaching Coordinator at CSU. I am currently a full-time student at Front Range Community College and work part-time as a Target Team member.
In my free time, I enjoy camping, hiking, and skiing. I have my commercial pilots license and still enjoy the occasional flight.