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, where I'm entering my 5th year of service. I served as chair of the Planning Commission for a year beginning in May 2017. 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 where getting to the bottom of an issue was the goal. My articles for publications such as the American Lawyer magazine and the San Francisco Daily Journal have covered a wide variety of legal, regulatory, and business issues. I'm currently a manager on the Scaled Support Experience team at Facebook.
My educational background includes graduating with a B.A. in Urban Studies from Columbia University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. I'm a member (inactive) of the State Bar of California.
We live in the Flood Triangle 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 in 2016 of our daughter Dailey (named for the newspaper where we were both reporters). You could say our honeymoon with Menlo Park continues.
Please contact me at 650-924-1890 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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