I am a Jefferson County native. My childhood home was behind Lookout Mountain near Mount Vernon Country Club. My dad worked for the U.S. Geological Survey, which meant our family spent a lot of time in the outdoors while he did field work. After spending middle school in Reston, VA, my family moved back to Jefferson County in time for me to attend Golden High, where I played on the varsity soccer team, and was both team captain and MVP my senior year.
I attended college at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA where I majored in journalism and political science/pre-law. While there, I played soccer, helped form the ski club, was a resident assistant, was an editor on the student newspaper and was president of the Interfraternity Council.
A year after graduating, I returned to Colorado to attend law school at the University of Colorado, where I was elected president of the student bar association. After graduating and passing the bar exam in 1990, I worked for two specialty firms that focused on mortgage lending and servicing. In 1997, I decided to start my own practice to focus on real estate law. During my career, I represented people and businesses in real estate transactions and litigation. I also did pro bono legal work for organizations that assist women in crisis and families in need. Earlier this year, I decided to retire from practicing law, so that I could spent more time with my wife, Kristin, and our rescue dogs, Maggie, Flea and Lily.
Kristin and I got married at Table Mountain Inn almost 23 years ago in front of the same fireplace where my parents were married in 1958. Like many young couples, Kristin and I could not afford Golden at that time. We saved money and built equity in our Denver home, which allowed us to buy a home in Golden in 2003.
During my lifetime, I have seen Golden evolve from a relatively isolated and somewhat depressed Denver suburb in the 1970s to the economically diverse and vibrant community it is today.
Golden is and has always been my home. As such I have invested in my community and have served on City Council since 2018 and the Golden Urban Renewal Authority since 2014.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, golf, yoga, skiing (when the traffic is not too bad), traveling, cooking and a relaxing with a good cappuccino.