I've been the public information officer for Shoreline Public Schools, just north of Seattle, since 2015. Prior to that, I spent the first seven years of my career at Sunnyside School District in south-central Washingon where I was able to support and share an incredible success story as we raised the graduation rate from 41 to 90 percent (not a typo, amazing things are happening in public schools). I was born and raised in Sunnyside, so I am particularly proud of that story!
My wife, an elementary school counselor, and I have been sweethearts since high school and have two wonderful children who keep us laughing and loving every day. Our son, Riley, is in 7th grade and loves all things sports and Star Wars. Our daughter, Abby, is in 5th grade and loves all things cats and science. She often incorporates our cat, Gizmo, into her experiments with varying levels of success and mess.
As an active Rotarian for former club president, I am committed to demonstrating the Rotary motto of “service above self." I currently serve and support a number of non-profit organizations, including the Children's Home Society of Washingon and American Cancer Society. They have been gracious in tolerating my constant use of Seinfeld anecdotes.
I'm an optimist at heart, which really helps with the fact that I'm also a die-hard Mariners fan. No, I don't constantly think about the 19 years since we last made the playoffs. Really.