“I am running to continue the work of building a safe, friendly, productive school environment that both reflects the unique character of our community and prepares our students to be successful in the 21st century.”

My Service

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  • Board of Trustees, SVUSD:
    • Board Vice President
    • Finance Sub-Committee
    • Parcel Tax Sub-Committee
    • Attended Inside Education training program, 2017/18.
  • Scotts Valley Educational Foundation: Board Secretary for three years, Christmas Tree lot, Mountain Charlie Challenge, donor database, and Food Truck Fridays.
  • Save our Schools Scotts Valley: I helped with campaign messaging and lead voter marketing efforts, producing walking lists, mailing lists, and phone lists to “get out the vote.”
    • Measure K passed in June 2012: helped close funding gaps to keep teachers on the job and students achieving.
    • Measure A passed in 2014: providing $35M in funding to remodel the 70+ year old Middle School.
  • Five time chaperone for the week-long Yosemite Science Camp SVMS field trip
  • Volunteer for various theater build and strike days at SVMS and SVHS
  • Co-chair of the annual San Agustin Fiesta, a free community lunch and carnival
  • Board Secretary for the Knights of Columbus, Council #15705

My Background

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  • Married 24 years to my beautiful and vivacious wife, Michele Snyder.
  • Father of four daughters:
    • Janine graduated SVHS in 2015, and is currently a senior at Grand Canyon University, studying early education with a Christian studies minor.
    • Alicia is beginning her freshman year at Western Washington University, studying psychology and sociology.
    • Kaitlyn is a senior at SVHS, plays basketball on the varsity team, and interested in owning her own bakery.
    • Tessa is a sophomore at SVHS, and is very involved in theatre and singing.
  • MBA, with concentrations in Marketing and Leadership, Santa Clara University.
  • BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, U.C. Berkeley.
  • 15+ years leading product management teams in Silicon Valley, at companies as small as 7 people, and as large as Microsoft.
  • Currently I have a dual role at 280 Group, as Director of Product Marketing, and a Principal Instructor and Consultant.  We are the leading independent product management consultancy in Silicon Valley.