My passion has always been empowering people through innovation, knowledge, and development. The US Coast Guard gave me the environmental skills and humanitarian training for the problems we face every day. I have been privileged to work on three continents where I interacted with different cultures and government organizations to achieve a common goal.
Apart from military service, my scientific and commercial career was founded implementing customized software systems for Adobe and analyzing satellite information for Raytheon.
My undergraduate degree is a BS in specialized studies of Biosphere Sustainability and Human Interoperability from Metropolitan State University of Minnesota. Currently I am working towards a master’s in diplomacy at the University of Oxford.