I moved back to Bethel Park, where I was born and raised, almost nine years ago. After our boys got into school and we settled in, I wanted to find ways to help my neighbors, participate in the community, and give back to the town that gave so much to me and my family. After thoughtfully considering the time commitment, I applied to serve on the BP Zoning Hearing Board and was thrilled when BP Council and Mayor Allen appointed me as an Alternate Officer. After a year or so a full Officer spot opened, and I happily accepted that position. It has been more fulfilling, though sometimes stressful, than I imagined. What I have learned about our community and the people in it while serving on the Zoning Hearing Board will be invaluable if I’m elected to Council.
Professionally, for the last 13 years I have worked for the Bank of New York Mellon’s Asset Servicing operations division facilitating the transfer of assets and cash in global markets. Through this experience I have learned much about how 401k & pension funds work and should be able to put it to good use on Council if I’m fortunate enough to get elected.
Beyond that, I’ve spent five years as a Den Leader, two of them also as Cub Master, in a local Cub Scout Pack. These positions taught me a level of organization and teamwork to which I had not been exposed and helped me learn to work toward a greater good for the group.
Personally, I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to continue to serve the community where I grew up. I was born in Ward 5 fifty-one years ago and four generations of my family now call Bethel Park their home. My goal, if elected, would be to improve Ward 5 and Bethel Park in any way I can by bringing the community together in sharing our common humanity.
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