My life has been shaped by my dedication to Vermont and the people who live here. I grew up in Windsor County and I have worked to build a life of public service in Chittenden County. I serve as an Assistant Attorney General in the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. I work with the Attorney General to build a justice system that keeps us all safer by better addressing the underlying reasons why people may get involved in the system: poverty, substance use disorder, and mental health challenges.
Prior to my service in the Attorney General’s Office I worked as a public defender, serving low-income Vermonters here in Chittenden County and around Vermont, fighting the effects of poverty and seeking justice for people in incredibly difficult circumstances.
I have long been engaged with the challenges of housing and affordability we face here in Chittenden County. During my service on the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission I learned the depth of the problem in the county when it comes to housing that working people can afford. I was appointed by Governor Shumlin to serve on the Vermont Community Development Board where I had the opportunity to see some of the great work towns in the county and across the state are doing to provide affordable housing for low-income individuals, and to create and retain jobs.
But it is clear to me that in Chittenden County we still have an enormous need for affordable housing close to good jobs; the work is far from complete.
I am an avid hiker and snowboarder who loves the outdoors. From hikes in the Green Mountains to summertime swimming in streams and rivers, the Vermont outdoors is a mainstay in my life. I am proud to have served on non-profit boards dedicated to protecting Vermont’s natural landscape and providing young people with an outdoor education in our forests. I know the importance of protecting Vermont’s lands and waters. Vermont’s economy, whether it’s agriculture, skiing, or tourism, depends upon it. I will bring that passion and commitment to the statehouse.