I am very excited to be running for Orono School Board in 2019, and to offer my 17+ of professional experience as advisor, investor and board member in small businesses to ensure that Orono schools remain among the best in Minnesota. As a partner at Northstar Capital (a private investment firm), my job is to work with small business leadership teams to tackle pressing issues, navigate through difficult and uncertain situations, brainstorm about win-win solutions, develop long-term strategic plans, and deliver results on time and under budget. I dig into details, ask tough questions, have high expectations, and hold people accountable, which, combined with my positive, consensus-building nature that includes plenty of fun and laughter, result in strong working relationships and sound governance. I am a proud graduate of Wayzata High School (1998), University of Minnesota (B.A.) and The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A.), married 12 years to Susie and have two awesome elementary age children, assistant coach of both mite hockey and tee ball for my son (and proud “dance dad” to my daughter), and enjoy guitar, tennis, ice hockey, and Twins baseball. Thanks for your interest and support, and please vote on November 5, 2019!