My family moved to Parkland in 1984 when I was 9 years old, moving to Cypresshead which really was the only subdivision at the time. Back in the days when State Road 7/441 was the only way in and out of the City and residents had PHO (Parkland Home Owner) stickers on their cars.
I dreamt of raising my family in Parkland, coaching my kids in sports and being an integral part of the community.
I was blessed to meet my now wife, Theresa, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. Theresa grew up in Coral Springs and even before we were married, we both knew we wanted to raise our family here.
I’ve coached my kids in Parkland sports, been involved in our kids’ schools in Parkland (one is graduating from MSD and the other is finishing her Sophomore year there), and have seen Parkland grow and change over the years in many ways.
I have been an unofficial ambassador of all things Parkland since I was young and continue to love my hometown and our community. I graduated from Florida State University and attended Law School at Nova Southeastern as a Goodwin Fellow.
I proudly serve on the City of Parkland Community Advisory Board, am the Chair for the Board of Directors of SOS Children’s Villages- Florida, am a board member for the Parkland Chamber of Commerce, and our family attends Church by the Glades.
I’ve been a coach for Parkland Soccer, Parkland Little League, Parkland Flag Football, Parkland Basketball (and Coral Springs Basketball), Redhawks Lacrosse and now even volunteer as one of the announcers for MSD Girls’ Lacrosse games and a volunteer for the Eagle Regiment (MSD Band). I have been involved with a number of organizations in Parkland and the surrounding area.
Theresa and I are proud alumni of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and our family actively supports/volunteers for all things MSD and a number of wonderful local charities and organizations including Make our Schools Safe, Egg My Lawn (benefitting the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation), Maya Macey Foundation and more. Previously, I’ve served as the President/Chair and board member for the Coral Springs Museum of Art.
There have been so many things over the years that have propelled me to run for City Commission, including my general love of Parkland and this community. Recent tragic events have had an impact and encouraged me to become even more active. The way in which this City, the community, our children and public servants (at every level) have come together over the last two years after facing a horrible tragedy (and now a Global Pandemic), has been inspiring.
I firmly believe that in order to serve in this role, you have to be passionate, have a genuine love for your community and your neighbors and you have to have a true heart for service. I will bring pragmatic, common sense solutions to City Hall, serving as a voice for all of our residents. Parkland will continue to face challenges going forward, there are always areas for improvement and my commitment will be to serve the residents of this wonderful city and ensure that they continue to enjoy our unique lifestyle while preserving the quality and charm that brought all of us to Parkland.