County Attorney for Douglas County, Colorado
BA-Ecology Behavior and Evolution from the University of California, San Diego Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver
I do not engage in partisan politics financially or otherwise. I vote but I remain unaffiliated.
Colorado Bar Association, Colorado County Attorneys Association, National Sheriff's Association, Legal Advisors section,
I was appointed by former District Court Judge Paul King to serve on a local water conservation district. I served for four years advocating for my neighbors water interests.
Political parties should not have as much control creating the boundaries of the districts they then seek to win. These should be neutral decisions based on non-partisan factors and interests. That would better serve all of the people.
I represent County commissioners who must reach a consensus on a variety of issues on a daily basis. I help avoid or overcome impasses by fleshing out the areas of disagreement for further discussion. Finding common ground is critical.
My job and training as an attorney are reliant on my ability to understand and analyze complex issues. It is important to help sort through the "clutter" to determine what is most important. You can then build on the important issues and find and hold onto common ground. For me this is most commonly applied with employment issues where emotions are the normal starting point. It is important to listen and understand but also to move beyond emotion to start to seek resolution.