I am so proud to be part of the Vermont bar. As a boy, I attended Vermont elementary schools including: St. Monica’s in Barre, Barre Town School and Washington Village Elementary School. I gave my first speech in Vermont as a fifth grader, winning the Burlington Free Press “Freedom of the Press Award” in 1988 Vermont History Day competition for a speech entitled Frontiers in Literature.
I developed the values I have today as a boy in Vermont. I loved my time fishing on Lake Champlain and Rude Pond as well as hiking Camel’s Hump and more of the Green Mountains. This time in nature led to my deep appreciation of the environment and the world around. Working on my grandparent’s Washington farm, attending the Thetford auction and the selling at the Charlotte and Waterbury flea market taught me a strong work ethic and respect for entrepreneurism. Talking with fellow Vermonters at the Tunbridge Fair, which fell on my birthday (September 17th) each year or while stopping for bait taught me to listen and learn from the many unique and wonderful people whose lives fill the countryside.
I look forward to helping serve the people of Vermont and my native home.