I love St. Petersburg. We live in one of the most dynamic communities in America and I aim to keep it that way. But we can do more. We can make St. Pete a terrific place to live, work and play for everyone.

I believe in opportunity for all, protecting the most vulnerable among us and preparing our community for the future. Our community is growing…and changing. It is essential that we elect someone who is 100% committed to maintaining our way of life and unique St Pete charm.

It is important that we consider all voices within our community, not just those within the establishment and donor classes. Their opinions have merit, as do those of people who have traditionally been voiceless. We can lift up all people.

I will not only be an advocate for those who vote for me. I will be an advocate for each and every person I represent.

I am running for the St. Pete City Council to work hard for you.

I am a native Floridian, born and raised in South Pinellas County. I have two parents who are educators in Pinellas County Public Schools. I love being engaged in our community and have a diverse background that uniquely prepares me for the opportunity to serve you.

I am a graduate of Seminole High School, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and Indiana University’s School of Optometry. Before going back to school to follow my dream of being an Optometrist, I worked in the private sector business world. I am now a licensed Doctor of Optometry and love serving my patients from across Pinellas County.

My girlfriend, Nina, and I, along with our three cats, are proud residents of North Kenwood. In my free time, I enjoy playing ice hockey, gardening and spending time with family and friends. I am an avid Tampa Bay sports fan and love following our local teams.

I look forward to bringing my energy, ideas and dedication to our community to the St. Pete City Council and will work hard to earn your vote.