I grew up in Central New York in Whitestown, near Utica. When I was in high school (at Oriskany) in the late 80s and very early 90s, I was very eager to leave. I had watched the industrial decline of the Upstate New York “Rust Belt” throughout my childhood, and I didn’t think there was an opportunity there.

I left at 17 and attended Clarkson School (class of 1992) and then Clarkson University (class of 1995), studying physics. Furthermore, I studied and did research in applied mathematics at Los Alamos National Laboratory and in graduate school. After school, I worked in technology and management consulting for companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAIC, and the U.S. Military.

Eventually, I started working in real estate. Real estate is now the core of what I do, and I’m thrilled to be working in such a relevant field for Cicero. From 2016 until recently, I’ve sold & managed new home construction from my office in Cicero. Now I’m building a new branch office for a real estate company. It’s very exciting to be working in this field, right here, right now.

It’s wonderful to see technology and development merging here in Cicero and nearby areas. I’m excited for Cicero’s future. I imagine that young tech-inclined people growing up in Central New York will see more and more local opportunities in front of them in the coming years. This is the Cicero of Tomorrow, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.