Growing up, everyone in my family had their own business. It was often the topic of conversation over dinner or at family gatherings.
I got my own taste of being an entrepreneur when I was a freshman in high school. I took my interest in technology and turned it into a business. That is how I started building and repairing computers for friends and family.
I haven’t stopped since. I have over 23 years of successful business experience.
Today, I am the owner and CEO of a national IT managed services provider and a telecommunications company. With my wife, we own and operate a cooking class business located in Tigard.
But above all else, my greatest role is parent to my 9-year-old son. With him, I believe in leading by example. And my run for mayor is no different.
As Mayor of Tigard, I will lead with hard work and integrity.
Why Run for Mayor?
Tigard is my home. For the past 12 years, I have raised my family here. My son attends school here. And in Tigard, I have started 3 thriving businesses.
But in the last two years, I have seen our government–on all levels–ignore the needs of the people in favor of maintaining the status quo.
Last September, I chose to do something about it. I ran for Governor of Oregon. It was a great experience and I met so many wonderful and inspiring Oregonians from every corner of our beautiful state. Oregonians are anything but ordinary. There’s an independent spirit that lives in all of us and is felt right here in Tigard.
It is time for all of us to harness that spirit. To come together and make our home better–for all of our neighbors. As a neighbor of Portland, we have had to deal with many of their same problems. The lack of leadership that Portland has shown is unacceptable, and unfortunately, they are dragging our city into the mess they’ve created. It’s time to show our neighbor that there’s a different way.
And Tigard’s city council has let us down. They have failed the first rule of leadership, which is: to do the most good for the greatest number of people. They have foregone the needs of the Tigard residents they represent in order to push their own agenda and to maintain the status quo.
There is a different way to solve the homeless crisis. There is a different way to keep our streets safe. There is a different way to make sure that everyone thrives in our community. But first we must come together and believe that change is possible.