Director, Office of Emergency Management @ University of California - Berkeley

Senior Fellow for Data and Disaster Recovery @ University of California - Berkeley

Resilience and Recovery Manager @ City of San Francisco - Department of Emergency Management

Executive Director - Salt Lake Urban Area @ Salt Lake City Department of Emergency Management

Public Information Officer @ Salt Lake County Emergency Management

Public Information Officer @ Pueblo County Emergency Management


I could start by telling you I'm the Director of Emergency Management at the number one public university in the United States or I could share that my 15 years of experience in local government has helped countless communities become more disaster resilient. All impressive feats.

But here is the heart of my story - my experience in emergency management, local government and higher education has led me to one conclusion, I am a helper. I care about protecting the people and places we love. Full stop.

I believe that humans have made disasters much worse by the way we treat the environment and the world in which we live. I believe we have the power, both through our everyday choices and through innovative government, to adjust that impact. Is that typical, business as usual emergency management? No, it isn't. But it is innovative and impact-driven emergency management.

And that's what I'm here to do.