I grew up right here in Montgomery County, attending Jenkintown Public Schools from kindergarten through senior year. My parents instilled in me progressive values: a dedication to service of others who may be less fortunate than I and an appreciation for diversity of life experiences.
In college at James Madison University I joined 1 in 4, a group of male students who educated peers on how to help a sexual assault survivor. 1 in 4 was a galvanizing force in my life, deepening my desire to make a tangible difference in the lives of others.
After teaching United States history in a public school in Virginia, I joined the Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa, where I served as a teacher and teacher trainer for over two years. I taught local teachers better teaching practices with an emphasis on treating girl and boy students equally.
After returning from Malawi and graduating from Rutgers Law School I became an Assistant District Attorney right here in Montgomery County, prosecuting all types of cases, including sexual assault cases and economic crimes against the elderly. For the last five years, while at the law firm Rudolph Clarke, I have represented and appeared in court often on behalf of towns and school districts throughout Montgomery County.
I live in Springfield with my wife, Lindsay, who is a nurse, and two young boys. I am proud to serve as a Democratic Committeeperson and Chairperson of the Area 9 (Cheltenham, Jenkintown, and Springfield) Democrats.