I have over 15 years of experience working in Federal, state, and local government; as well as private industry, both large and small. I currently teach economics at VCU, and authored an op-ed in March
to educate people on the upcoming economic pain from the coronavirus, including local ramifications to businesses and taxes. I co-founded Twende Tours
with a native Maasai I met in Tanzania while backpacking there, which helped me understand the value of collaboration and a well-run government. Most recently I served as the CFO of Lamplighter, a local coffee shop and roaster. I am the former City Economist, overseeing the General Fund revenue portfolio of $780MM when I was 25
, and served on the Parks & Rec Advisory Board for the 7th District. I started the non-profit RideRichmond—whose work included not only bicycle education and advocacy, but also building and delivering bicycles to the City of Richmond's workforce development program—for which I was named Top 40 Under 40
by Style Weekly.
These experiences, across all levels of government and throughout our community, have given me a unique and valuable perspective to bring the leadership and inclusive change our community needs, wants, and deserves.