I am the son of two teachers and am father to two wonderful children. Living in Midtown, both kids attended our great Palo Alto public schools - El Carmelo, JLS and Gunn.
I have been an active volunteer in our schools and through 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. I'm a past president of the Gunn Band Boosters.
With degrees in electrical engineering and business, I have spent my professional life as a high tech entrepreneur. Over my career, I have founded companies and been CEO multiple times. I currently work on immersive computing products at Google.
From the outset I have viewed my role on the city council as public service to our community rather than as a stepping stone to higher public office. My goal remains the same: to serve all of the residents of Palo Alto.
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.