I grew up in Indiana and, after college in Minnesota and law school in Ohio, moved to Colorado in 1982 to begin practicing law. I lived in Denver for four years, first in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and then in the Congress Park neighborhood east of downtown. I immediately became involved in Denver politics and made friends with whom I am still close to this day.
I moved to Boulder in 1986, and have lived in south Boulder ever since, first in Martin Acres, then in Table Mesa, and now on Shanahan Ridge. I have two daughters, ages 18 and 22.