Improving Walkability

Improving Walkability

The ability to walk to parks, restaurants, and other neighborhoods improves a community’s quality of life.  As a member of the Apex Town Council, I've worked to expand the network of sidewalks, greenways, and bike lanes in Apex to better connect residents to neighbors and points of interest.

Thoughtful Growth

Thoughtful Growth

Apex is growing quickly, and sometimes infrastructure like roads, sidewalks, water/sewer, and schools hasn’t kept up.   As a member of the Apex Town Council, I've worked to ensure that the next long term development plan for Apex accounts for the heavy use of infrastructure by current and future residents.

High Tech Jobs

Enhancing Downtown

Our historic Downtown is what makes Apex unique.  As a member of the Apex Town Council, I've worked to develop and implement a plan for Downtown that puts people first by adding trees, public art, and gathering spaces...plus more parking.

Improving Walkability

Improving Walkability

The ability to walk to parks, restaurants, and other neighborhoods improves a community’s quality of life.  As a member of the Apex Town Council, I’ve worked to expand the network of sidewalks, greenways, and bike lanes in Apex to better connect residents to neighbors and points of interest.

Thoughtful Growth

Thoughtful Growth

Apex is growing quickly, and sometimes infrastructure like roads, sidewalks, water/sewer, and schools hasn’t kept up.   As a member of the Apex Town Council, I’ve worked to ensure that the next long term development plan for Apex accounts for the heavy use of infrastructure by current and future residents.

High Tech Jobs

Enhancing Downtown

Our historic Downtown is what makes Apex unique.  As a member of the Apex Town Council, I’ve worked to develop and implement a plan for Downtown that puts people first by adding trees, public art, and gathering spaces…plus more parking

Accomplishments

Get to Know Me

  • Member of the Apex Town Council since 2017
  • Member of the Triangle J Board of Delegates
  • Lifelong resident of North Carolina (and proud of it)
  • Moved to the Whitehall Manor neighborhood in 2009 and served on the HOA Board of Directors from 2011-2017 
  • Fell in love with Apex after attending the Olde Fashioned Fourth of July
  • Married to high school sweetheart Alison since 2008
  • Proud owner of two awesome dogs: Pixel and Ozzie
  • Member of the Apex Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Enjoys jogging, gardening, craft beer, and both UNC and NCSU sports

My Education

  • Earned a Ph.D in Atmospheric Science from North Carolina State University
  • Graduated with undergraduate degrees in Environmental Science and Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Attended North Carolina public schools in Buncombe County from grades K-12

What I Do Professionally

  • I’m a statistician at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in RTP analyzing air quality across the US to determine trends in pollution levels and compliance with health-based and environmental standards
  • Co-author on 34 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Environmental Science & Technology, and Geoscientific Model Development

Beers with Brett

I’d like to learn what you like about Apex or things you’d like to see change. What better way to do that than to get together at Southern Peak Brewery for great beers and good conversation? Click Here and I’ll meet you there!

Growing Apex Thoughtfully

Growing Apex Thoughtfully

During my time on the Apex Town Council, I've constantly tried to figure out how to balance our small town charm, the strong demand for new housing, and our school/road capacity. One metric I've calculated is potential rate of growth, which is the number of rezoned...

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Why I’m Running for Re-Election: Part 2

Why I’m Running for Re-Election: Part 2

Three words: Historic Downtown Apex. Our historic downtown is what makes Apex unique, but there's always room for improvement. In 2019, the Apex Town Council adopted the Apex Downtown Master Plan and Parking Study to provide a vision for these improvements. We've...

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Why I’m Running for Re-Election: Part 1

Why I’m Running for Re-Election: Part 1

One of the biggest frustrations of serving on the Apex Town Council is the slow pace of change. A great example is the rapid population growth...at the time I was elected in 2017 our population was 50,000 but new residential developments for 20,000 more people had...

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Honored and Exhausted: My first year on the Town Council

Honored and Exhausted: My first year on the Town Council

There are two words that describe my first year on the Town Council: honored and exhausted. I'm honored to have the opportunity to vote on policy initiatives like paid family and bereavement leave for Apex employees and prohibiting smoking in Town parks and greenways....

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My First Apex Budget

My First Apex Budget

The most interesting part of being on the Apex Town Council thus far has been my involvement in the development of the 2018-2019 fiscal year budget spanning July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. My first task was eye-opening: I was given a stack of 47 index cards with...

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Why I’m Running: Part 4

Why I’m Running: Part 4

When I moved to Whitehall Manor in 2009, I immediately saw the need for a paved connection to the Beaver Creek Greenway and a sidewalk along South Salem to Downtown Apex. After unsuccessfully advocating for the projects by myself, I realized that I needed help. Once...

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Gantt for Apex
I know this makes me sound like Leslie Knope, but I can't wait to spend part of my birthday evening learning more about updates to the Apex Parks Plan.Join us virtually tomorrow, October 7th at 6 pm to learn more about planned updates to our Parks Plan!The community-driven plan update process will:- Prioritize goals and objectives for a 10-year planning period- Identify areas of service needs and gaps- Document the needs and wants of the community- Confirm future decisions related to the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources departmentLearn more and get the virtual meeting details at: www.apexnc.org/parksplan ... See MoreSee Less
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