As a born and (partially) bred Washingtonian, I am constantly aware of how lucky I am to call DC home. As a current resident of the beautiful and diverse neighborhood of Crestwood, I serve as the elected ANC commissioner, a role in which I am reminded every day of the power of neighbors to effect change and build community. At the start of my career, I represented tenants as a student attorney with DC Law Students in Court (now called Rising For Justice) — a non-profit that provides free, high-quality representation to poor and indigent tenants in DC.
After many years at big law firms and working for multi-national companies, I am happy to be working for a small community-oriented organization that puts people and place over profit. Not only is Flock committed to best-in-class service, but we are dedicated to serving the DC community and being good citizens as a company. At Flock, there is a universal culture of caring — mediocrity and a lack of respect are not values we choose to live or work by. That values-based culture aligns perfectly with my experience working on inclusion and diversity efforts as well as a variety of compliance capacities.
When I'm not with my Flock colleagues or running my own boutique law firm, you might find me at the Sheridan School, where I serve on the Board of Trustees and see these same values fiercely exhibited for my son and daughter every day, or in Rock Creek Park, taking a walking meeting in my role as Board Chair of the Rock Creek Conservancy, a watershed organization and the official Friends group to Rock Creek Park. If there is a theme to my background I hope it would be something close to the mantra my wife tells our kids: It's nice to be nice. Really, I'd just like to continue making nice happen.