About Me

Thank you for the honor of allowing me to serve the residents of St. Johnsbury in the Vermont House of Representatives.

Raised on a farm in Kentucky, I was the first in my family attend college. From my undergraduate studies at Eastern Kentucky University to grad school at George Washington, I’ve always believed in the value of hard work and self reliance. After a life-changing experience mentoring prisoners in Kentucky, I developed a passion for the law, which led me to Vermont Law School, graduating with honors in 2012.

It was in the midst of my legal studies that Tropical Storm Irene hit, devastating the region and leaving dozens of central Vermonters homeless. In response to the disaster, I took a brief leave to assist in setting up shelters at Vermont Technical College, often staying overnight to ensure safe, warm housing was available to all those impacted.

Following graduation, my wife, Sarah, and I moved to St. Johnsbury. Committed to serving the least among us, I came to this community to work for those often without a voice. Being in St. Johnsbury has also enabled Sarah and I to advocate on behalf of local youth – as foster parents and through Grace United Methodist Church’s youth program.

Currently in my second term in the Vermont House of Representatives, I’m proud to serve on the House Judiciary Committee, bringing the ideas and concerns of our neighbors and friends to the Statehouse. I knew when I first ran, it wouldn’t be easy to sway attitudes of the establishment in Montpelier, but felt I owed it to Vermont’s families and my own two children to carry the message of change and common sense to the Statehouse.

I look forward to continuing to serve you, and welcome your outreach as we work for a better Vermont.