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Radically Moderate and Politically Independent

I am the Executive Director of MAYDAY.US, a crowd powered movement to take back our republic from the corrupting influence of big money.

I am a doctoral candidate in Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Vermont. My research is focused on nontraditional funding models for nonprofit organizations. (Think Girl Scout Cookies)

I am politically independent and radically moderate.

Most of my writing can be found here and here.

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From the blog

The Sanders Effect

Listen to my latest VPR commentary by clicking here. Or read it here: There’s a lot of chatter these days about whether Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Presidency will pull other candidates to the left. Already it’s had an effect on Hillary Clinton,...

A Broken Rubber Band

I grew up tying broken rubber bands together to extend their life. I didn’t get the latest toy. And I got comfortable in hand-me-down clothes. Although we didn’t have much money growing up, I attribute this to my family’s frugality. Vermonters used to be proud of our...

VPR Commentary: Strong Headwinds

Listen to (or read) my latest commentary: Businesses come and go here, as they do in every other state. In fact, over the last two years, an average of more than ten new businesses were formed every day. So beyond the surface of politics and sound bites, in which...

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Phone: (VT) 497-4864
Mail: 77 College St. #3B Burlington, VT 05401