I grew up in Colorado Springs and felt very fortunate to have a loving and supportive family, a great public education, and many opportunities to enjoy Colorado’s natural beauty through camping trips in the summer and ski weekends in the winter. I stayed in Colorado for college and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where I received my Bachelor of Architectural Engineering in 2002.
Everyone who works hard and does their fair share should have a fair shot at a good, middle-class life. This is what the American dream is all about. As we deal with challenging and changing times, we must work hard to make sure this land remains a land of opportunity.