I was born in Rutland, VT. I grew up in the woods of Pittsford, spending my summers helping my dad cut firewood to heat our home and hunting in the fall. After high school, I served four years in the U.S. Navy being trained in aviation electronics. After coming home, I attended Castleton College, C.C.V. and the College of St. Joseph's. I have a degree in Internet Marketing and Computer Science. Over the last 20 years, I have worked as a webmaster, database manager, programmer and graphic artist. I have a particular interest in process engineering, economics and systems design and analysis.
I served as Chair of the Pittsford Planning Commission for 2 years and continue to serve as a member Commissioner. I have served on the Rutland Regional Planning Commission for the last 4 years. I have also served my community as a Justice of the Peace and as the Shelter Manager at the Rutland County Humane Society.
I am married to the love of my life with four great children. Together we have continued to build our family farm over the last 8 years. Along with our dogs and cat, we raise sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, 2 mini-donkeys, 2 rescue horses and our crazy mule Fred. We also grow various fruits and veggies.
I am passionate about farming freedom, small government and individual and property rights. I love problem solving and troubleshooting and hope to bring my energy and experience to the conversation in Montpelier as your Representative.
Our state is under a massive financial attack from out-of-state BIG MONEY special interest groups. (Yes, even in our little state!) I need your support to fight against these outside forces. Please donate today!
I support the 2nd Amendment and Article 16. I do not support further restrictions on law abiding citizens. If someone were to break into your home and intends harm in the early morning hours when most law enforcement is off duty, it could take an hour or more for an officer to arrive in many small towns. You must be able to defend yourself and your family!