I'm proud to be a lifelong Montgomery County resident- so proud that after law school, I returned with my wife, Jo, to the same neighborhood I grew up in. We're an incredibly lucky county, with a deeply diverse, resource rich population and all the opportunity of living between the nation's capitol and Charm City. I knew that I wanted to return to my home and work to give the next generation everything I was given growing up in this great county.
I am an employment attorney, but I keep busy outside of work. I'm in my ninth year as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician, having most recently volunteered for just over a year for the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Rescue Squad, Inc. I ride at the Rescue Squad just about every Thursday night, from 7p.m. to 7a.m., and then continue on with business as usual. People ask me why I do this-- it's because as a volunteer EMT, you have the chance to help someone on what to them may be the worst day they've suffered in a long time.
I'm an engaged advocate in the community. I've been fortunate to have served as an appointed member of the Montgomery County Commission on Juvenile Justice since 2016. I serve on the Commission's executive committee, as the Chair of Government and Community Relations, and oversee our efforts to advise the county and state legislators on the needs and requirements of juveniles and the juvenile justice system.
Even more, I've sought to help bring up the next generation of leaders, as Co-Director of the Maryland chapter of New Leaders Council. We're a non-profit that works to recruit, train and promote young progressive leaders ranging from elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry-- important for building the progressive bench.
My wife, Jo, is also an attorney-- we actually met through the American Bar Association. Her passion for standing up for the little guy, for doing what's right, connected us and bonded us, and we haven't looked back since.