Here's who I am:

Community Leader

Leading the fight to Keep the PawSox in Pawtucket taught me just how much change Rhode Island's political system needs.  When they announced plans to close Memorial Hospital's birthing center and ICU, I went to every hearing and have helped organize the opposition.  Pawtucket means everything to me, and I'll never stop fighting for our city.



When I was nineteen, I found that I couldn't afford college on my own, so I joined the army and left Pawtucket for the first time in my life.  Serving our country taught me discipline, adaptability, and coping and management skills.  After I finished active duty, the army helped me fulfill my dream of a college education.  Without my degree from Rhode Island's Bryant University, I could never have become a teacher or started my business.



Before I started my digital advertising business, I taught English as a second language here in Rhode Island and also abroad for many years in Chile, and Japan.  I learned just how important good schools are for our children.  I'm ready to fight to fix the Pawtucket public schools, where we send our daughter.







Being a father is my most important job.  After my military service and living abroad for many years, I decided to bring our family back to Pawtucket because I knew this was where I wanted to raise our daughter, Erica.  I play a primary role in my daughter's education and upbringing.