My amazing wife Leslie and I have a three year old who loves to read, ride his scooter, use his imagination, and stay up past his bedtime! I’ve lived in Maryland, Ohio, Oakland, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco, and in October we moved to Asheville, NC. We really like it so far.


I love to explore. I’ve visited 44 U.S. states and 14 countries so far, including six road trips across the U.S., a solo backpacking trip in Europe, and a two-month adventure with Leslie in Southeast Asia. We visited Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar. Our most recent international adventure was a road trip in the Netherlands.


I also love to read, especially about race, American history, politics, and leadership. Here are some of my recent favorites:


I’m a certified forklift driver, certified teacher, and have a commission qualification letter qualifying me to be a superintendent of schools.

Being an athlete has been a big part of my life, too. I played basketball at Kenyon College, and I was a good tennis player and runner in high school. I also played baseball and soccer and still play basketball regularly.