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We’re neighbors and we’re in this together.

I’m a proud graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School.

But my connection to the high school doesn’t stop there. Both my daughters are recent graduates, all four of my siblings are graduates, so too are three of my nieces.

And the future? My four nephews and one niece are all headed to OPRFHS over the coming years.

I’m also a lifelong Oak Park resident who has already been serving you for years as a board member of the Oak Park Park District.

In addition to believing in “Those Things That Are Best,” I believe a OPRFHS education is the foundation for a strong future. I hold a Masters of Science degree in Mechanical and Structural Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois.

I am a project manager at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois. 

Outside work I’m a runner, IHSA track official, and photographer.

OAK PARK ROOTS

Yes, I’m a DOOPER (Dear Old Oak Parker).

Besides growing up as a third generation Oak Parker, raising two children near Rehm Park, and volunteering on the park district for many years, I’ve served our community in several ways as a:

  • Eight years as a Park District Commissioner

  • Member of the Village of Oak Park Plan Commission  

  • President of the Irving PTO

  • Former Board Member and Treasurer of Oak Park Youth Baseball and Softball

  • Former Board Member of Girl Scouts - Illinois Crossroads Council

  • Illinois High School Association track official, working with OPRFHS, Elmwood Park HS, Proviso East and West High Schools