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About Me

I grew up in nearby Grapevine before going to Baylor University for college. At Baylor, I studied Bioinformatics and Chemistry. But far more importantly, I met my wife Chelsea. After college, Chelsea and I moved to Chicago together so that I could go to law school at the University of Chicago. While there, I focused heavily on law and economics and took a number of classes at the Booth School of Business. 

After law school, I began working at the law firm of McKool Smith, where I still work today. We specialize in litigating complex cases where our clients' businesses are on the line. Our clients come to us when they can't afford to lose. Many of my cases involve intellectual property, where my job is to understand complex technology and explain it to judges and juries. My job has taught me the importance of asking the right questions and listening to the answers. 

In my free time, I love to run and coach my son Holden's soccer team. After running through high school and much of college, I picked it up again in 2019 after nearly a decade off. By the end of 2019, I was running every day. And I still am. I've gone over 7,000 miles and more than 1,150 days since I took a day off from running.


Because when I commit to something, I am all in. And I'm committed to Coppell ISD and making this the best school district possible for our kids and our community. I hope you'll join me in that effort.

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