What is the value of AIA to you?

AIA is a place where the design community can come together to learn from each other and promote the value of design to our world.

I am interested in serving on the AIA Seattle board as public service where my expertise in design business issues can be leveraged. I want to support AIA to be helpful to all size firms, small and large.

How do you explain what you do for a living?

I help people understand design professional contracts, changing the language of contract into something more readily accessible by non-lawyers.

Can design save the world?

I believe that design can save the world by helping us to manage resources sustainably.

What is your favorite Seattle-area structure?

I like the newish building just north of Century Link Field, always appreciate when massing breaks up the box in a dramatic way.

If you could sum up your outlook on life in a bumper sticker, what would it say?

Be kind at every opportunity (and when you fail to be kind, be kind to yourself about failing).