I work as a civic technologist and software engineer. I am the founder and CEO of Civera, whose flagship product is ElectionStats. Before that I worked as a full-time web developer for the Boston Herald, and I founded ViV Web Solutions and have built countless client web projects.
I believe democracy is the sacred charge of an active citizenry. In addition to past board positions with MassVOTE and Common Cause Massachusetts, founded important organizations related to advancing ranked choice voting: Rank the Vote in 2020, and Voter Choice Massachusetts in 2016.
I’ve also been a musician since I was a teenager. I write songs, and play piano, drums, and flute.
I was raised Jewish but I choose not to ascribe to traditional faith in an ancient text. Instead I would probably be considered a Zen Buddhist, or a secular humanist. My life was transformed by Vipassana meditation, as well as many people who mentored me as I grew. One notable mentor has been Nancy Jamison, co-founder and director of Fair Foods.
I hold a BA in History from Boston University.