As an Eagle Scout, a former Army officer, and a City Councilor, I have always believed in public service. I fell in love with Portsmouth as a UNH undergraduate, thought about the Port City often while I was in the Army, and moved here in 2007, upon returning from Baghdad where I served as a combat adviser to an Iraqi infantry battalion.

I earned my Master of Public Administration from my alma mater in the spring of 2009 while waiting tables downtown and then attended UNH Law to become an attorney when the Post-9/11 GI Bill went into effect that fall semester. Upon graduating in 2012, I returned to waiting tables at Flatbread, helped organize Portsmouth's "Welcome Home" End of the Iraq War Parade, and successfully passed the bar exam.

After the 2012 election, I accepted a position as the Congressional District's Veterans Liaison and then as Outreach Director. In the fall of 2014, I became the Congressional Liaison for the Army Labs outside of Boston that research and develop everything soldiers wear, carry, and eat. Earlier this year, I began riding my bicycle to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard where I serve as a Labor & Employee Relations Specialist.

After an unsuccessful bid for City Council in 2013, I joined the Sustainability Committee and went on to defeat a popular incumbent by twelve votes in 2015. In addition to championing numerous successful individual initiatives on the City Council, I remain a member of the Sustainability Committee, am the City Council's Veterans Liaison, and chaired the Renewable Energy Committee. We created both Portsmouth's Renewable Energy Policy and a framework to help the City government, residents, and businesses all become a Net Zero Energy Community.

I am often seen walking my dogs downtown, am training to become a barre instructor, and host the Climate Hour on WSCA 106.1 Portsmouth Community Radio :)