I live in Montpelier, Vermont with my excellent wife Rebecca and two superb kids Zoe and Nico. All four of us spent much of 2019 in Lesvos working with the refugee community. I coached the runners at YSFR while in Mitilini and then remotely in the months leading to the 2019 Athens Marathon. My time at YSFR was among the most meaningful of my life. The community of solidarity, love, laughter and respect that Estelle and the team have built is remarkable. A real beacon of light in a world with too much darkness.
My professional life has been as a Union, Community, and Civil Rights Organizer in the US and abroad. For 25 years I have organized unions, negotiated contracts, built and run organizations and campaigns, and passed legislation.
In addition, for the last nine years I have coached at U-32 High School (Cross Country, Nordic Skiing, and Track) where my teams have won 19 State Championships.