I’m married to my wife, Karen, and I’ve been a resident of Woodstock for over a decade. I was born in Chicago, and spent most of my youth in the western suburbs.
When I was 9, my family moved to Big Sandy Tennessee, population 600. We raised hogs and cattle and had a couple horses, and it was there that I learned to appreciate life in rural America. Its also a big part of why I chose to live in McHenry County.
I still love to see the fields of corn and the cows, but also appreciate living in a metropolitan suburb. I came back to the Chicagoland area when I was about 14 and have lived in this area ever since. Woodstock and McHenry County are my home. In terms of politics and policy, broadly, I would call myself a constitutional conservative.
I co-founded "Voters In Action". A citizen activism group focused on increasing public awareness of issues and making it easier for the public to take action. We focus our attentions primarily on issues related to taxes and transparency, and have had some significant wins in these regards.
Throughout my professional career, I have been fortunate to hold leadership roles in some of the worlds largest and most prestigious companies; Ameritech/SBC/AT&T, Abbott Labs, Hewitt/Aon Hewitt/Alight.
I bring those private sector experiences and talents to the public sector in McHenry County as I work to remove politics from our workplace and replace it with a meritocracy, eliminate waste and replace it with process and aspire to create an office where people work hard and can be proud of their earned accomplishments.