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Family:  I have lived in Los Gatos with my family since 2003 - we moved here for the unique blend of charm, community and great schools.  My wife and I have three children and have had amazing experiences at Van Meter and Fisher.

 

Education:  I graduated from Princeton University with a BS degree cum laude in mechanical & aerospace engineering.  After working for a few years, I continued my education and graduated with MS and PhD degrees from MIT, also in mechanical engineering.  I grew up in Marblehead, MA, just outside of Boston, and went through the K-12 public schools there.

 

Profession:  I am currently EVP of R&D and CTO at a Bay Area biotech startup, and I have worked in various management roles in biotech since moving to California in 1999.  Immediately prior to that, I was a professor at Carnegie Mellon University for two years, teaching mechanical engineering courses to undergraduate and graduate students.  I received the department’s “Professor of the Year” award at the end of my first year in 1998.

 

Community service:  Within LGUSD, I was a member of the E2 Steering Committee (in the mid-2000’s) that was looking at long-term approaches for sustainable excellence in the curriculum.  I have also coached approximately 20 seasons of youth sports (soccer, basketball and baseball) for my children’s teams, mostly in Los Gatos.  Since in 2001, I have been the treasurer for some Princeton alumni organizations, and since 2010, I have been a mentor for startup ventures through a program run by MIT.