Describe how and where you have served or volunteered within the Richardson Community; and how your role prepared you for service on the city council.
I come from a family of volunteers. My grandfather was the Potentate of the Shriners, my mother was very active in the Richardson Junior League, and my father has served on multiple charity boards including MS Society. As a youth, I started my volunteering at the age of 10 where was responsible for the landscaping at Miss Belle’s House at Owens Farm (A project of RJL). Additionally, every summer through high school I worked with disabled children through a Richardson outreach program. I volunteered for the Plano YMCA throughout the years. In High School, I was Vice President of Key Club (Kiwanis Youth Organization) and continued with Circle K during college.
Additionally, I was the Philanthropy Chair in my Fraternity at Colorado State. As an adult I have mainly helped my wife with the various charities she is involved in (Richardson Junior League for several years and Scottish Rite currently) along with being a leader in both my Children’s PTAs. As a small business owner in Richardson, I have hosted multiple charity and fundraising events at our shop, and most recently I was part of the planning committee for the Beaujolais Bash, a fundraising event for Richardson Symphony Orchestra.