My parents came to Palo Alto in 1979 for good jobs, great schools, and an excellent quality of life. My family has been here ever since, and I am grateful that I was able to attend Ohlone, JLS, and Gunn. Growing up, I enjoyed playing AYSO, hiking in the Foothills, and learning to bike on Bryant Street. My first job was at Accent Arts on California Avenue (I’m sad that it’s closing).
I received my MA in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and returned home where I serve as Chair of the Planning & Transportation Commission, and work at Nextdoor.com building neighborhood communities across the country.
I now live in College Terrace with my fiancée, Jane, and we enjoy gardening, cooking, watching movies, and walking the dogs. My parents live two blocks away, and I want to stay near them because we are going to need help with the grandkids! We are members of Congregation Kol Emeth, and we look forward to starting our family in Palo Alto.
Professionally I am a city planner and technologist, and I use my skills to improve communities locally and around the world. I’ve had the opportunity to work on neighborhood revitalization, police-community relations, conflict negotiations, and transportation finance.
I’m an avid cyclist, and I care about getting around the city safely. I’m a keen photographer, and I value aesthetics, especially in architecture. I love to travel, and I have lived in South Africa, Barcelona, Jerusalem, and Philadelphia.
In short, I’m a product of Palo Alto.