I am a partner with the law firm of Stevens & Brand, LLP where I focus my practice on litigation, banking, and governmental law. A 1999 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law (Law Review, Order of Coif) and a 1996 graduate of Kansas State University, I earned a degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Economics. While at KSU I served two terms as the Student Body Vice President.
My wife Amy and I have two daughters, Raegan and Chaney. As might be evident from my daughters’ names, I enjoy spending some of my free time dabbling in politics, including serving on the Lawrence Douglas County Planning Commission(past chair). I am also the President of the of the Board of Directors for Ballard Community Services (Ballard Center, Penn House, Brook Creek, Emergency Services Council). Other activities include being a member of the Lawrence Jayhawk Rotary Club (past president and assistant-governor for the Rotary clubs of Northeast Kansas) and Leadership Lawrence (past chair). In the past I have also served as the chair of the City’s Alcohol Tax Fund Committee(past chair), the Douglas County American Red Cross(past chair), and on the School Consolidation Task Force. I currently serve as the Chairman of the Capital Campaign to expand St. John’s Catholic school and as the Chair of Discipleship at the First United Methodist Church.