I have loved and lived rural my entire life. I grew up in the (then, and still a little) rural town of Bethany, CT. My undergraduate degree is from Norwich University in rural Vermont (yes, I was a cadet). I did spend some time living in and around Burlington, VT while in graduate school at UVM, but since then have remained rural to the best of my ability, living in rural areas of Vermont, northeastern CT, and Outer Cape Cod. In terms of career, before becoming Executive Director at NERHA I worked for eight years as Chief Strategy Officer at Outer Cape Health Services, a community health center serving the rural Outer Cape Cod region. Prior to that, I worked on several projects at the UVM Center for Clinical and Translational Science connecting veterans in Vermont and the adjacent states of NY and NH with services and treatment to address behavioral health and social determinants of health deficits. Prior to that, I worked for the VT Agency of Human Services in roles culminating as Associate Chief Information Officer. One of my key passions is education: as a member of the faculty at the UMass Chan Medical School Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, I have had the privilege of advising a number of medical and NP students. The students are just brimming over with passion and enthusiasm for the future of health care, and working with them is truly inspiring. I now live in northern Vermont with my wife and an assortment of golden retrievers and cats. In my spare time I like to fish, hunt, x-c ski, snowshoe, hike, cut firewood, bike, row, and be outside in the woods, fields, and mountains as much as possible.