Service and Giving Back

As the son of a teacher, my mother instilled in me at a young age the value of service and giving back. That sense of service led me to the United States Military Academy at West Point where I served for nearly seven years in the US Army, with tours to Kosovo and Iraq. As a battery commander, I was responsible for 100+ soldiers and more than a million dollars worth of equipment. I received an honorable discharge in 2005 and moved to Colorado to work for United Airlines.

I’ve found ways to continue serving, even after my military career ended. Since 2006 True Light Baptist Church in Montbello has been my church home, and I’ve had the privilege of serving as a trustee there. Through True Light, I facilitated financial literacy courses and mentored with “Save Our Youth” to help young men improve their math and language art skills. In 2008, I became a volunteer block captain with Stapleton United Neighbors (SUN), my registered neighborhood organization. I later joined the board and co-chaired the Outreach Committee.

I am committed to continued growth and learning. I’ve had the honor of participating in several regional fellowships, including the Center for Progressive Leadership, Colorado Institute for Leadership Training, Rocky Mountain Leadership Program, and Leadership Denver.

Beyond my professional life, I love to travel, watch sports and movies, and stay active.

 
 
 
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Education

  • United States Military Academy: Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering

  • Webster University: Master of Arts in Management

  • University of Colorado at Denver: Master of Public Administration

  • Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government: Executive Certificate in Public Leadership

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