I am a third-generation Colorado native, and I love being able to call this beautiful state home. While completing my degree in Economics at Fort Lewis College in Southern Colorado, I spent my free time hiking, climbing, and on the river. And while I was in Washington, D.C., pursuing my M.B.A. from Georgetown University, I missed the mountains and was eager to return home.
I am a proven leader, having worked previously as a director for a healthcare organization, a consultant for school and government agencies, and after overcoming homelessness as a child, I founded a child welfare non-profit and eventually became a foster parent myself.
I have one goal: to create a better world. I want to replace the struggle and pain of poverty and economic hardship with the satisfaction and joy of a flourishing, compassionate society.
In today's volatile political environment, we must choose to look to the future with optimism. As Nicholas M. Butler said, "Optimism is essential to achievement, and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress."