I am formerly with Jones Day’s Financial Markets practice. As a lifelong Clevelander, I marvel at the quality of our region’s parks and greenways and the many ways they enrich people’s lives, including my own—I’ve spent innumerable hours hiking with my son in Northeast Ohio. I also spent several years studying the effects of urbanization on the region’s streams and riparian areas as part of my master’s degree in environmental science. I joined the West Creek board because the organization is committed to providing conservation, restoration, and stewardship services throughout a region that I care about deeply. I strongly believe in West Creek’s mission and look forward to giving back to the community through service on the board.