I am a family man that pays the mortgage on a 115+ year old house that needs a little TLC in the west side neighborhood. I am a civic minded citizen who is proudly registered "unaffiliated." I believe that everyone should carry their own water, that people should help each other out when they can, and that there should be a hand-up available when it is really needed because we are all in this together. I'm privileged to manage a great team in the information systems and technology field by day, and I try to squeeze everything else I can in the hours between my day job and sleep. Before moving to Manchester in 2002 and starting a family, I had lived in southeastern Connecticut in the Groton/New London area. I was a Navy brat and I am from all over this great country, but the Silk City is now my home. I am happy to have grown roots here, and I want to do what I can so that Manchester will be a diverse, compassionate, sustainable, conscientious, thriving and connected community.