I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (with a minor in Environmental Studies) from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2002, and soon after moved to Arizona and started my own online retail and engineering business in the RC car/hobby industry, designing and engineering parts that have been used around the world.
My wife, Sarah, and I have felt truly welcomed and right at home from the moment we started coming to VUU in 2018. I’ve enjoyed participating in various activities, from the social suppers to the recent leadership seminar, as well as serving as a Coming of Age mentor. I hope to further my involvement with VUU and give back to the community by serving on the Board of Trustees.
One of the things I love about VUU is the concern for equality (one of my biggest passions is income equality) and VUU’s work in the community to make positive changes. I also love VUU’s support and acceptance of each individual’s journey, and celebration of differences, which are all important in an ever connected humanity that now faces global challenges.
Over the years I’ve delved into my passion for sustainability and the environment through volunteer work at The Phoenix Zoo, the South Mountain Environmental Education Center and the Arizona Sustainability Alliance. At the Arizona Sustainability Alliance, I was a vital part of their food computer project; I got to use my engineering background to teach kids in local high schools how to build food computers, where they can grow healthy food indoors under controlled conditions.