TACKLING THE IMPORTANT ISSUES
As a business owner, husband and father, and state representative, I am running to be your State Representative to secure the future of our state and community. Our community needs a voice in that will reject political grandstanding and pursue commonsense conservative solutions
As a husband, dad, and successful small business owner in South Jeffco and a State Representative since 2019, I’m so grateful to live in our part of Colorado. This is a beautiful part of our state and I’ve been privileged to have had an up-close view of how our area has changed over the years.
Moving to the Columbine Valley as an infant, I have been a proud Colorado resident for over 30 years and attended Bradford Elementary, Deer Creek Middle School, and Littleton High School. Growing up, I was expected to take responsibility at a young age, getting my first job as a freshman in high school and working my way through college. I earned a degree in political science and history from Colorado College while working administrative jobs on campus.
After graduating college, I took a job in public policy where I met my wife, Annie. In 2014, with the support of my wife, I started Atlas Coffees, an independent coffee shop inspired by the community coffee shop I went to throughout my childhood. Atlas was blessed to enjoy early success and has been serving as a community hub ever since. Through my role there, I have had the privilege of interacting with people from all walks of life, giving me a broad perspective and deep appreciation for the diverse needs of our community.
In 2017, my wife and I were blessed by the birth of our daughter Cora. When Cora grows up, I want her to have the same education, housing, business, and life opportunities that I had here – and that’s why I’ll fight so hard for her and you in the legislature. I’m from this area and I’ll fight for our home – for you, for your families, and for Cora.
In addition to my work in the state legislature, I have been active with multiple community focused boards and organizations, including the Heartland Hero Essay Competition, The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund, Jefferson County Community Development Advisory Board, and Stepping Stone Support Center, which serves people in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities community.