I grew up in Crystal Lake, Illinois, in a tight knit community where I learned the true value and importance of helping others. Earning a B.A. in Chemistry from Lawrence University, I have spent my 20+ year career working in the medical device, government, legal, and education sectors. In addition to my private sector work, I serve on the Grayslake Community High School District 127 school board as a board member. Here, my passion for public service is being fulfilled as I work to better the education and community of Grayslake. Outside of work, I enjoy running marathons and writing.