Experience & Interests
This website is designed to share some of my interests and experiences, with the intent to facilitate collaboration. My interests are leadership, community building, and technology and I would love to hear from you on these topics.
The Community Builders is a leading non-profit housing organization whose mission is to build and sustain strong communities for people of all income levels. I am excited to join such a dedicated team leading technology initiatives for their operation and the communities they serve.
Organizational Leadership in Education
The Woodward School was founded in 1869 by Dr. Ebenezer to establish a school for girls in preparation for higher education. Woodward continues to operate on Hancock Street in Quincy in the original, historic, wooden school building that welcomed the first class of seven teachers and seventy-six students, on April 10, 1894. Serving as Head of School from 2016 to 2018, it was an honor to lead the school towards an amazing trajectory and into the most complex transformational investment since its opening in 1894.
Community Building - PorchFest Quincy
Starting with a dining room table conversation in 2015, borrowing from a concept originated in 2007 in Ithaca, NY, my neighbor and I started a music festival in Quincy, Massachusetts. Currently, in its third year, this new Quincy tradition has grown into one of the largest community-building events in the city featuring over 130 performances at over 80 locations and attracting almost 10,000 attendees.
Between 1999 and 2005 I had the pleasure of being involved in a series of venture capital backed software startup companies through Pilot House Ventures. These small early stage software startup companies provided an amazing opportunity to learn many elements of business combined with the excitement of innovation and risk.
Strategic Technology - Video, Voice, and Internet
Prior to my time in education, I worked on strategic technology solutions for video, voice, and internet providers including Continental Cablevision, AT&T Broadband, MediaOne, Grande Communications, and Atlantic Broadband. Each of these companies were local access network providers - Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial (HFC) and Passive Optical Networks (PON) - serving residential, commercial, and enterprise customers throughout the United States.
Community Building - Wollaston Hill Neighborhood Association
Founded in 2011, The Wollaston Hill Neighborhood Association brings together neighbors who share in the interest to promote and improve the quality of life in the Wollaston neighborhood in Quincy, Massachusetts. The association supports local community events, neighborhood improvements, and advocactes for quality of life issue for their community.