I was born in East Hartford in 1976 after my parents moved there with my brother and sister. I attended Silver Lane School, East Hartford Middle School and graduated from East Hartford High School. I was the first in my family to go to college and I graduated from the University of Connecticut where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History. I continued my studies at Trinity College where I earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy.
I am married to my high school sweetheart Sarah and we have three daughters.
Service to community has been the focus of my career. I have worked most of my professional career in higher education and I currently serve as the Chief of Staff and Director of Community Relations at Trinity College. In that capacity I serve as the college’s lead liaison to city and regional corporate, educational and civic partners. I previously served on the Board of Education and Town Council in East Hartford. I have also worked at the University of Connecticut, Riverfront Recapture and the Connecticut State Department of Higher Education. I serve on the Board of Directors of three non-profit housing development organizations as well as the Board of Trustees of the Boys and Girls Club of Hartford.