Military Instructor, AEgis Technologies Group
BA in History, Colorado State University, and numerous military technical certifications
I donated small amounts (<$50) to the Obama campaigns in '08 and '12, I voted third party in 2016.
I'm a member of the Association of Old Crows (professional military organization)
My community interest has always been professional, after college I was a substitute teacher for Poudre and Thompson School Districts. I taught middle school for Garfield RE-16 at Grand Valley Middle School in Parachute, CO for a year and then at an online charter high school in the Metro Area (Mountain View Virtual, which no longer exists) before I started working on federal defense contracts.
I'm a historian and a social studies teacher by training; these concepts have always mattered deeply to me. I believe that gerrymandering is one of the most insidious threats to the future of our Republic. I can't say I'm a fan of either major political party, but I don't think either has a chance to legitimately function without fair districts.
I've straddled both political camps my entire life, especially as a public school teacher joining the military. I'm a professional communicator and public speaker, and after working with middle school students, I have many tools in my belt for getting things done and building compromises.
I've had the benefit of a liberal arts education prior to my technical military training as a signals intelligence analyst and satellite communications technician. I've had a chance to work with a huge swath of different types of people, from children struggling with learning disabilities to seasoned veterans with advanced technical degrees working on the bleeding edge of their fields.