Deputy Utilities Director, Pueblo West Metropolitan District
So far, what’s your proudest accomplishment in 2019?
I’m proud to be approaching the completion of my MPA—it feels good for that work to finally be coming to fruition.
What do you “love” about your job?
I love that working in local government allows me to live out a commitment to serving others while exploring my personal interests in policy and civics.
(Complete the sentence) Before I die I want to…
I’d really like to finish hiking the Appalachian Trail.
10 Year Challenge! What were you doing in 2009? How did it help you reach your current position?
I was still a high school student back in 2009! My school taught us to center service to others in our lives and I’m sure those lessons influenced my choice to pursue a career in public service.
(Complete the sentence) The first time I heard about ELGL was…
In undergrad. I was lucky enough to have personal connections with local city managers who showed me the way towards this career path.
What question should we have asked? What’s the answer?
What is your current nerd-out? Somewhat inspired by the 2018 Gubernatorial campaign in Michigan, I’ve been reading about urban and suburban transit design. I think we’re on the brink of sea change in the transportation space with advances in electric and autonomous vehicles, and local governments are going to be profoundly affected by that change.