Self employed; telecommunications real estate consultant
BA, English, Columbia University in the City of New York Curr. pursuing certificate in GIS/Data Mapping, University of Toronto
Employed directly out of college in the Office of the Governor of the State of Colorado (Roy Romer): Press (internship), DOLA (logistics for the governor's Dome on the Range outreach program) & Boards and Commissions; otherwise, no direct political involvement since then.
1998-1999 Big Brothers of Colorado, volunteer; 1997-2001 Jefferson County Open Space, volunteer trail crew; 2011-2019 appointed to Douglas County COSAC (County Open Space Advisory Committee); 2005-curr., Douglas County Schools, various volunteer roles; 2017-curr., Habitat for Humanity, crew volunteer; 2019 Impact Humanity (Denver), event volunteer
My experiences as a volunteer have consisted primarily of frontline work, supervising crews to complete projects and assess and refine results for continued improvement. My longest tenure was as a voting member of Douglas County's COSAC, an advisory committee to the Board of County Commissioners. Roles included adopting strategic open space plans, consideration of and advocacy for available properties and leveraging resources (e.g., in partnership with GOCO and Douglas Land Conservancy) to fund their purchase and upkeep.
I am committed to public service and drawn to collaborative projects--to working alongside others to effect positive change. Colorado is an extraordinary place and I'd like an opportunity to contribute to the vitally important process of redistricting. Our state is changing demographically, politically, and needs service-minded residents who can work without pre-set agendas to manage this process.
My background in telecommunications site acquisition frequently requires me to present before planning boards, county commissioners, and the public, some of whom do not want new facilities developed or understand the need for additional sites. My approach has always been to listen to all viewpoints and look for commonalities, study group and individual dynamics to see whether consensus can be reached, and to communicate honestly and transparently. If selected for the commission, I would bring these same skills to my work on the redistricting process. I am proud of my personal and professional integrity; I am certain I could serve in this role impartially.
With a background in mapping and planning, I understand data and projected representations of population, density, and other factors, as well as the need to balance competing interests so that affected parties believe their perspectives have been fairly considered.