I live off of Falls of Neuse Road with my wife, Helen, near Falls Lake Dam. We moved into our neighborhood more than ten years ago. Everyone has different priorities when looking for a home. We sought sidewalks, bike paths, parks, and nature trails and found a community that reminded us both of our childhood homes.
Helen and I love our neighborhood and are committed to enhancing the quality of life throughout Raleigh. For a city growing as quickly as Raleigh, this really means managing development to protect and enhance the character of all neighborhoods.
Every neighborhood is different and the right way to achieve this goal is with your involvement. I do not serve special interests. I serve the people of Raleigh. Understanding and truly supporting your vision and your goals for your neighborhood is the hallmark of my approach to governing. Your priorities are my priorities.
About me: In 1980 I received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the Pennsylvania State University and landed a job as a biochemistry lab technician at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.
About this time the first truly personal computers became available including the Apple II, Commodore 64, and, of course, the IBM PC. I always had a fascination with computers and this era of personal computing compelled me to change careers.
I returned to school to complete undergraduate courses in computer science. I then continued with graduate work and completed a M.S. in computer science from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
In 2001 I accepted a job in Raleigh where I worked for Dr. John Sutton. He encouraged me to pursue more studies. In 2010 at 52 years of age I finally completed my Ph.D. in computer science at the North Carolina State University under the direction of Professor Alan Tharp.
Over the years I have volunteered with several organizations including the National Kidney Foundation and Transplant Recipients International. These days I volunteer most months at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church as one of dozens of volunteers who host a dinner and coffee house for those with disabilities.
It was never in my wildest dreams that I would be serving on City Council. Politics was never on my bucket list.
But, two years ago, you took a chance on me to serve as your member of Council for District B. I am truly grateful that you gave me that chance and I sincerely hope during these past two years that I have met your expectations. I would welcome the opportunity to represent you again for the next term of Council.
If there are issues or concerns that I have not addressed but are important to you, please let me know. You can always reach me at: email.