Managing Director/Market Leader
I began my career as on Active Duty in the United States Army (2006-2011). I spent nearly five years as a Judge Advocate General (attorney), an experience that was highlighted by a deployment to Iraq in 2008. I also spent time practicing as a Tax Attorney, Contract & Fiscal Law Attorney, Administrative Attorney and completed my tenure in the Army as a prosecutor.
Over the past 8 years, while with Ryan Companies (2011 - 2015) followed by Mortenson Development, Inc. (2015 - 2019), I supported and then led a number of developments across the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota. The seminal achievement of my development career was leading the development of One Discovery Square, the first phase of a Life Science district in Rochester, Minnesota, which was done in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota Rochester, Epic Medical Records, and a variety of other commercial partners. The District is described as the economic engine of the Destination Medical Center, a $585M public-private partnership -- the largest such partnership in Minnesota's history.
I employ a people-first, servant-leader approach. I believe in the value of collaboration and strong teams, in peer accountability, and in the power of leveraging insight to the benefit of our client's businesses.
In 2018, I was named to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 40 Under 40 List and to a list of 100 Rising Stars across the country by the Business Journals.
In 2016, I was one of ten professionals selected to represent Minneapolis-St Paul at the Young American Leaders Program.
In 2009, I received the Bronze Star commendation at the conclusion of my deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
BA, Political Science, University of Richmond (VA), 2003
JD, West Virginia College of Law, 2006
MBA, West Virginia School of Business & Economics, 2006
The Judge Advocate General Legal Center and School, 2007
Memberships & Involvements
Chair, ULI Minnesota, 2019 - Present
NAIOP MN, Board Member - 2019 - Present
Founder, The Hammer, 2015 - Present
Treasurer, ULI Minnesota, 2017 - 2019
Board Member, Hennepin Theater Trust, August 2016 - September 2019
Board Member, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities, 2012-2015