Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! I am running to bring my experience as a professional administrator, attention to detail, and dedication to public service to the office of the Recorder of Deeds. If elected, I will work hard every single day to provide excellent service to our community and look for ways to enhance the services provided by the Recorder's office.
I spent almost a decade in the University of Missouri Athletics Compliance Office, working with student-athletes, staff, vendors, regulators, and other administrators to ensure NCAA rules are followed. As Director of Compliance, I implemented new software and systems to increase productivity and efficiency, assisted student-athletes and coaches in understanding complex regulations, and developed policies and procedures for our organization. I worked with students who would compete professionally in the NFL, NBA, MLB, WNBA, and other leagues. I also worked with many more students who went on to "go pro in something other than sports" (to quote the cliché NCAA commercial), many of whom also chose to make their home in our community. I have the concrete leadership experience to manage the Recorder of Deeds office and be an effective team player in county government, working with the other twelve independently elected county officers.
Outside of work, I have volunteered my time to a variety of local groups and causes. For the past six years, I have served as the treasurer for the City of Columbia New Century Fund. The New Century Fund provides financial support for projects that benefit the City of Columbia, including administering the Lang Award recognizing a local volunteer, and funding maintenance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at Battle Gardens. I enjoy working with local youth through sports, previously umpiring baseball at Daniel Boone Little League, and currently coaching youth basketball in the “Smaller Ballers” program at the Armory.
I graduated from Binghamton University and earned a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Southern California. During college, I competed at the NCAA Division I level as a springboard diver and was one of 31 students selected to serve on the NCAA National Student Athlete Advisory Committee. During the summers, I would perform in high diving shows in amusement parks, including diving from a 70’ high platform into a 9’ deep pool. I also enjoy playing racquetball, doing counted cross stitch, playing guitar, and traveling with my wife, Kate. We live in Columbia's First Ward.