I was born and raised in St. Petersburg. I attended St. Petersburg High School, where I was actively involved in civic issues before matriculating to Florida State University, where I graduated with a major in Political Science, with dual minors in Communications and Emergency Management.
After graduation, I returned to my hometown of St. Petersburg where I started my career in real estate. I have built a business focused primarily on renovating, restoring, renting and managing multifamily apartment buildings and condominiums. I have served on multiple condo association boards, neighborhood association boards, and as a Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) representative. My commitment to improving our city has been formally recognized with accolades such as the St. Petersburg Preservation Award of Honor for my work in restoring and renovating the older and historic housing stock in our city.