I started working for ACCESS in 2010, as the Assistant Director. In 2019, after a national search, the ACCESS board of directors hired me as Executive Director. Before ACCESS, I was a Policy Analyst for the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) in Washington, D.C., and was involved in disability policy, focusing on areas such as healthcare and long-term care.
I got my start in the independent living movement in 2004, when I was hired as an Independent Living Specialist with Independent Living Resources, in their Richland Center office. I have a Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and have held a variety of human and social service roles. I am also a person with a mental health disability, and have been in substance use recovery since early 2017.
I live near Belleville with my wife, Heather, and my two daughters, Ella, and Ilana. In addition to spending time with family, I enjoy many outdoor activities such as Wisconsin’s whitetail deer, wild turkey, and fishing seasons.