Improving Walkability

Improving Walkability

The ability to walk to parks, restaurants, and other neighborhoods improves a community’s quality of life.  If elected to the Apex Town Council, I’d like to greatly expand the network of sidewalks, greenways, and bike lanes in Apex to better connect its residents to their 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.  If elected to the Apex Town Council, I’d like to help ensure that the next long term development plan for Apex accounts for the heavy use of infrastructure by the current and future residents.

High Tech Jobs

High Tech Jobs

Instead of driving to Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, or Cary, many Apex residents would love to work close to home.  If elected to the Apex Town Council, I’d like to increase funding to connect Town infrastructure to businesses and potentially use tax incentives to attract high tech businesses to the Town.

Improving Walkability

Improving Walkability

The ability to walk to parks, restaurants, and other neighborhoods improves a community’s quality of life. If elected to the Apex Town Council, I’d like to greatly expand the network of sidewalks, greenways, and bike lanes in Apex to better connect its residents to their 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.  If elected to the Apex Town Council, I’d like to help ensure that the next long term development plan for Apex accounts for the heavy use of infrastructure by the current and future residents.

High Tech Jobs

High Tech Jobs

Instead of driving to Research Triangle Park, Raleigh, or Cary, many Apex residents would love to work close to home.  If elected to the Apex Town Council, I’d like to increase funding to connect Town infrastructure to businesses and potentially use tax incentives to attract high tech businesses to the Town.

Get to Know Me

  • Lifelong resident of North Carolina (and proud of it)
  • Moved to the Whitehall Manor neighborhood in Apex in 2009
  • Served on the Whitehall Manor HOA Board of Directors since 2011
  • Initially 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 high-energy dogs: Rösti and Pixel
  • 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 in 2012
  • Dissertation title: “Marine Organic Aerosols and Their Implication to Climate”
  • Graduated with degrees in Environmental Science and Geography at the
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007
  • Attended North Carolina public schools in Buncombe County from grades K-12
  • Senior Superlative at T.C. Roberson High School: Most Dependable

What I Do Professionally

  • Currently works as a statistician at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency analyzing air quality across the US and determining trends in pollution levels resulting from recent emission reductions
  • These analyses help show compliance with health-based standards and air quality/visibility improvement resulting from EPA rules
  • Previously worked as a postdoc at the EPA to improve marine emissions in the air quality model used by EPA and researchers around the world
  • Co-author on 25 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?

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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

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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Why I’m Running: Part 3

As a resident of the Whitehall Manor neighborhood in Apex, I've seen the effects of poor Town planning in the form of the proposed Apex Peakway Southwest Connector. This bridge across South Salem and the railroad tracks will result a 30+ foot wall in the backyard of...

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Why I’m Running: Part 2

As a Board Member of the Whitehall Manor HOA since 2011, I've had the pleasure of helping to improve the neighborhood pool, build a neighborhood playground, enhance the neighborhood social gatherings, update the entrance landscaping/lighting with energy efficient...

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Why I’m Running: Part 1

As the son of a long-time Buncombe County Commissioner, I witnessed firsthand the positive impact that local politicians can have on people's lives. While serving on the Commission from 1996 to 2016, he had a part in creating county-wide land-use regulations,...

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Public Art in Apex

On June 6th, I spoke in front of the Town Council in support of the newly created Apex Public Art Committee. While some may see public art as unnecessary luxury, I see it as a quality of life issue with societal, economic, and aesthetic...

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