Born at St. Luke’s in downtown Boise, I have had the good fortune of calling Idaho my home since the beginning. My fondest childhood memories include waking up early to see the hot air balloons at the Boise River Festival, winding up and down the road to Bogus Basin for weekend powder runs, spending summers floating down the Boise River, enjoying local art at the many street fairs that Boise has throughout the year, and waiting all summer to attend the Western Idaho Fair (mainly for the ice cream potato).
Throughout my life, my passion to serve has guided and grounded me. While earning my B.S. in political science at the University of Idaho as a first-generation college student, I worked as a coordinator in the Center of Volunteerism and Social Action, helping students get involved at a local, national, and international level. During this time, I led a group of students to Peru to teach English and construct two primary schools. I also spent a semester as a teaching assistant in the Plummer-Worley School District on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation. As a senior, I was recognized for my community involvement and service to others, earning the Guy and Grace Wicks Memorial Award as male student of the year and the University of Idaho 2015 Outstanding Senior Award for academic success, student involvement, and leadership.
After graduation, I had the opportunity to intern with United States Senator Mike Crapo in his Boise office, where I received and answered constituent calls and letters, helping me to understand the concerns and values that Idahoans share. Additionally, I served in the United States Peace Corps from 2016 to 2018 teaching English in a remote village in Cambodia. After serving abroad for two years, I am excited to be back and to continue serving others right here in the City of Trees. I currently work for a tech company in BoDo that helps startup companies looking to expand and grow their own businesses.