I am a Christian, common sense, conservative, who has lived my entire life in Virginia, outside of a few years in my military service. I attended the University of Virginia where I studied systems engineering while enrolled in Naval ROTC. Upon graduation, I commissioned as a United States Naval Officer and was stationed in Charleston, SC and Virginia Beach, VA. I am incredibly proud to have served alongside the brave men and women who serve our country. Following the military, I accepted a position as a systems engineer supporting the intelligence community, with the mission set of defending our country and providing critical information in support of the front-line troops.
My core values are God, family, and country. My dad was a military veteran and my mom was a schoolteacher who retired in 2016 to take care of my dad full time after he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. In December 2020, my dad went to a nursing home. This experience was incredibly difficult on my family and it opened my eyes to the burden that healthcare and end of life care can be for hard working families. After going through this trying experience with my dad’s health, I felt compelled to do something to change the system. After much praying and looking at what’s going on in the country, I felt a calling to serve again, this time not in uniform, but as a representative.