I am a high tech entrepreneur with degrees in both engineering and business. I have started and run several businesses as founder and CEO, including CEO of a data analytics company. For the last several years, I have been a consultant to the video game industry in new product and new business development.
I have been an active volunteer in our schools as well as youth athletics, coaching soccer, baseball, and basketball for many years, eventually serving on the board of the Palo Alto Chapter of National Junior Basketball. I’m also a supporter of the YMCA and a member of St Thomas Aquinas Church.
Why I’m running
I love Palo Alto. My family chose to live here because of the parks, the diversity, the small town feel, Stanford and the great schools.
I became very concerned about what I saw happening to Palo Alto several years ago. I noticed lots of construction, often large projects which didn’t fit the surrounding neighborhoods. Traffic had become noticeably worse. Beloved retailers were closing their doors. It was clear to me that overdevelopment was having long-term adverse effects on our quality of life especially with respect to the roads, parks and schools. And I decided I wanted to get involved and stand up for kind of place in which I want to live.
I view being a council member as public service. I have no interest in higher public office. My goal is to serve locally by putting the residents first.