I worked as a staffer in the Colorado Legislature for more than five years covering five legislative sessions. I left in 2006 as the communications director for the Senate Minority Office. My campaign experience includes work as the communications director and spokesman for a statewide ballot initiative in 2008, and as the communications director for a U.S. Senate candidate in 2004. I have also been a newspaper reporter and magazine columnist, and lived and worked in Japan for a year and a half. I hold a B.S. in journalism from CU-Boulder and an M.A. in political science from CU-Denver.
In the Summer 2012 semester, I am scheduled to teach the Media and Public Policy course for the School of Public Affairs.