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I play basketball and soccer recreationally, dance whenever I can and like to stay active in general because exercise is my anti-depressant. I’m also a certified Schwinn® Cycling Instructor, too… fancy, huh?
I cheer passionately for athletic teams from the University of North Carolina – specifically men’s basketball and women’s soccer – and I’ve been trying with limited success to get better at playing the guitar for a few years. I enjoy doing most anything with my awesome wife, the one and only Ashley Miller, but some of my favorites among our shared activities are travel, snowboarding and karaoke.
I’ve been a volunteer since 2007 with the Service Board, a Seattle nonprofit that mentors teens to conquer personal and cultural challenges through public service and outdoor adventure. I served as a youth mentor for three years in tSB’s program of social justice, service-based community stewardship and snowboarding instruction. In 2013, I was honored to receive the Service Board’s Golden Boot Award for outstanding service.
I also served for three years as a member of the Board of Directors for Youth Media Institute, a Seattle nonprofit focused on empowering youth to tell their personal stories through training in digital media.
Additionally, I was a member of the 2012 class of Leadership Tomorrow, an organization dedicated to enhancing personal and civic leadership skills through a nine-month program centered around community stewardship.
Since early 2019, I have been a Director on the Board of Directors for The Washington Bus, a statewide movement-building organization that increases political access and participation for young people across Washington State and develops the next generation of young leaders.