In the months before we were married, my wife and I made the decision to make Menlo Park 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 and settling into our new home.
Once we got settled, my wife and 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 high school tutor. My wife has co-chaired fundraising campaigns for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula and she's currently president of the board at the GeoKids Early Childhood Development Center.
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 content operations and privacy at large tech companies.
My family lives in the Willows neighborhood. Even as those first days in Menlo Park stretch further into the past, my wife and I have remained convinced that we made the right decision by choosing this city. And that conviction was further strengthened with the arrivals of our daughter and son. You could say our honeymoon with Menlo Park continues.