I have always been drawn to learning about other cultures and different parts of the world. In fact, when I was much younger, my parents would distract me with maps, knowing I could spend hours counting the number of airports in California (there are a lot!) or finding the quickest way to get from home to grandma’s house. More recently, I have indulged my passions for history, geography, and politics by studying international affairs in University. During that time, I was fortunate enough to spend a semester in Europe, studying in Brussels and traveling extensively.
After graduating, I coordinated shipments for the World Bank account for Security International in Washington, DC. Several years later, I joined IAM, where I now coordinate activities for the IAM-YP group, the International Shippers Association, and the IAM Logistics Network; lead IAM’s efforts in membership protections, including the Receivable Protection Program and the Members Ethics Council; and spearhead IAM’s efforts in standards development.
In my spare time, I hang out with my wife, Lena, and our dog, Zoey. I am also completely obsessed with soccer, playing a few times per week and always supporting the US Men’s National Team and Arsenal F.C. I also continue to bone up on history, which may come in handy if I ever achieve my secret ambition: being a contestant on the game show Jeopardy!