"I became an engineer because I love solving problems. I became a public servant to make a difference. I became a director because I enjoy combining people and resources to create something better. I believe that when times are bad, you lead from the front and buffer staff from the turbulence and hopefully provide some calm. When times are good, you lead from the back, allowing staff to shine while providing guidance and mentorship. Always encourage people to become the best they can be. When I’m not working, I love reading, playing my guitar, songwriting, tinkering or cycling with my wife Michelle."
“I am life which wills to live in the midst of life which wills to live.” -- Albert Schweitzer
"My public service career began in 1988 with the California State Assembly. I’ve followed a diverse path from there, working with many agencies in a variety of positions. My ongoing desire to make a difference for the people and communities I serve has led me here. Working in service to preserve our natural environment and maintain safe, vibrant communities is an incredible thing to be a part of. I’ve learned that leadership isn’t about accolades, rather about character, trust and career development. Outside the office, I enjoy working on my 1949 International Truck, running, camping, hiking and spending time with my best friend Dexter, a 90lb lab/terrier filled with endless joy."
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” -- George Bernard Shaw
"In 2014, following a career in the aerospace industry, I joined the County of Marin and had the pleasure of working at two other departments before finding my home at Public Works. I like empowering, enabling, and providing teams with strategic leadership, encouraging them to always seek improvements and deliver results. I enjoy the supportive community in Public Works, where collaboration on common goals is key to our culture. Driven by integrity, courage, resiliency, self-respect, and respect for others, I continually work to ensure that our department is successful. When I am not working, I love cooking, reading, working out, traveling, and hanging out with my family."
“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” -- Sydney J. Harris
"I transitioned to public service in 2014 after many years as a consultant in the East Bay. Since joining the County, I’ve developed a passion for improving public infrastructure and had the pleasure of working with equally passionate people. I believe that fostering leadership at all levels is the cornerstone of a successful organization. To that end, I strive to achieve common goals by encouraging collaboration and by providing guidance and resources where needed. When I’m not working, you’ll likely find me on a golf course with my wife April, cheering at a KC Chiefs game, or playing with our two sweet dogs, Greg & Pliny."
“There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.” -- The Beatles
"After working in the Bay Area in the private sector, marriage brought me to Marin County. I joined Public Works in 2001 and I am proud to be a part of the diverse services we deliver to the people of Marin, supporting healthy, safe and sustainable communities. I am passionate about tackling world problems that affect us at a local level, such as climate change, disaster preparedness, infrastructure investments, affordable housing and racial equity. For me, creating a supportive work environment for our staff is paramount, which is something I’ve learned through the unparalleled support of my husband. When I’m not wearing my professional hat, you can find me enjoying the wonders of Marin alongside my husband as we raise our three wonderful children."
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." -- Albert Einstein