about the author

I’ve always been interested in politics, and more importantly policy. I’ve been keeping an increasingly watchful eye on our government and the state of our nation since the “Contract On America” in 1994. Since then the political discourse has been on a steady decline. Our problems as a nation have only grown, while our ability to solve those problems only continues to weaken at the hands of partisanship for partisanship’s sake.

After the poor turnout during the 2010 midterm elections it became clear that keeping a watchful eye and talking to any of my friends and family who would listen was no longer enough. The false claim of a right wing mandate coupled with the legislative confirmation of our greatest fears at the state, local and federal levels have forced me to act. This blog and website is the first thing I can do to try to change the conversation from ideology to a discussion of data and fact. If we can’t agree on the facts, we’ll never be able to agree on the action we should take.

Since 2001, I’ve been a small business owner with experience in brand, web and technology integration. Having co-founded and managed CleverSPIN, a branding and creative firm (from 2001-2007), I’ve spent much of my career on brand and brand execution with mixed media. As part of my work at CleverSPIN, I co-developed the content management system GEEKPAK. I’ve been working on, managing and developing web projects since 1995.

I earned my bachelors degree from Dickinson College focusing on American Studies and Religion. I continued my education with a masters degree in Public Administration from American University.

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