I search for practical solutions that work and move us forward.
I know money is hard to come by, for families and for towns. Tax dollars should be used sparingly and for the greatest impact.
I put people over party loyalty. We may not agree, but I will always listen and respect you and your opinions.
I have supported small farms through creation of a Food Sovereignty Ordinance, and community revitalization planning in the village center.
My family and I are proud to have called Gray home for the past 33 years, and we are dedicated to helping Gray and New Gloucester shine as livable, welcoming, and affordable communities.
As Vice-Chair of the Gray town council, I have worked to keep the mill rate flat during the last two years, keeping property taxes affordable. I have helped the G-NG ATV Club secure state funding to help repair ATV trails off of Long Hill Road, and through my work with the new Open Space Committee I continue to look for ways to preserve ATV trails.
Read more about my local activism in the "My Life in Gray" section.
Working both in Maine and nationally, I've written more than $168 million in successful public grants since founding my business in 1993, including the federal Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Labor, and Justice.
I've helped clients respond to Requests for Proposals from MaineHousing, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education. I also founded the Building Materials Exchange, now in Lisbon, ME, which has helped thousands of low-income Maine homeowners make their houses safe, warm, and weathertight at prices they can afford.