In the months before we were married, my wife, Alexa, and I made the decision to move to Menlo Park and make it our home. We were attracted to the city’s village characteristics, walkable neighborhoods and the strong sense of community. Much of our “honeymoon” was spent unpacking boxes, going back-and-forth with PG&E and, of course, waiting around for Comcast.
Once we got settled, I made it a priority to get involved and help preserve Menlo Park’s characteristics. I initially served on the Bicycle Commission and later joined the Planning Commission. My community involvement has also included volunteering as a tutor at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula.
I have brought to my community roles experience from a decade-long journalism career at publications such as the American Lawyer magazine and the San Francisco Daily Journal. I'm a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School. For the past 6 years, I've worked in privacy and content at large tech companies.
My family lives in the Willows neighborhood. Even as those first days in Menlo Park stretch further into the past, Alexa and I have remained convinced that we made the right decision by choosing this city. And that conviction was further strengthened with the arrival of our daughter, Dailey, in January 2016 and the arrival of our son, Hyland, in May 2020. You could say our honeymoon with Menlo Park continues.