As a born and (partially) bred Washingtonian, I am constantly aware of how lucky I am to call DC home. As a current resident of the beautiful and diverse neighborhood of Crestwood, I serve as the president of the Crestwood Citizens Association, a role in which I am reminded every day of the power of neighbors to effect change and build community. At the start of my career, I represented tenants as a student attorney with DC Law Students in Court - a non-profit that provides free, high-quality representation to poor and indigent tenants in DC. After many years at big law firms and working for multi-national companies, I am happy to have returned to my roots serving on behalf of tenants here in the District providing best-in-class service to tenants, landlords, condo associations, homeowners, and the DC community. At Nest and at Roost, there is a universal culture of caring - mediocrity and a lack of respect are not values we choose to live or work by. That values-based culture aligns perfectly with my experience working on inclusion and diversity efforts as well a variety of compliance capacities. When I'm not with my Nest and Roost colleagues, you might find me at the Sheridan School, where I serve on the Board of Trustees and see these same values fiercely exhibited for my son (and hopefully for my daughter soon too) every day. If there is a theme to my background I hope it would be something close to the mantra my wife says to our kids: It's nice to be nice. Really, I'd just like to continue making nice happen.