I started out in early learning in the 1990s, as both a new father and a Head Start director. I fell in love with my little ones in the context of my work.
I saw then the adversities that so many families in our communities face and the disparity of opportunity in our society. I still see it and am deeply motivated to play whatever small part I can to create a new reality for my (now adult) kids and all the children of our state.
Before I came to Thrive in January 2014, I served as education investor for Boeing, brokering the company’s relationships with state and local education leaders as well as nonprofit education agencies working statewide to improve education outcomes from birth to high school graduation and beyond. I spent the almost two decades prior in nonprofit management in the arts, education and human services fields.