I’m proud to represent a beautiful slice of Madison’s East Side: Eastmorland, Hiestand Park, Rolling Meadows, Elvehjem, and East Buckeye neighborhoods.
I’m here to give back to my community—and to work for a Dane County in which everyone can thrive. To make that a reality, we need to address deep, long-standing disparities and establish true racial and economic justice. We also need to take action locally on climate change so we can deliver a safe environment and clean water, soil, and air to our children and our children’s children.
These are big challenges, but I believe we can meet them through bold, inclusive, and collaborative action. I promise to do my part, and I look forward to hearing from you.
I’ve lived on Madison’s East Side since 2005. Currently, I live in Elvehjem with my wife (an MMSD elementary school teacher), two children, and an old adopted dog. I work in healthcare technology and I serve on the Elvehjem Neighborhood Association Board of Directors. My past community service includes a term as Chair of the East Side Progressives action team and several years on the Steering Committee for the Wisconsin AIDS Ride. Past professional experience includes a few years as a barista, a stint as a freeform alternative DJ, and research on endangered plant species.
As for hobbies, I lift weights, read, ride my bicycle (for three of our four Wisconsin seasons), cook excellent meals on occasion, and enjoy lots of time (and a little bit of success) in my garden.
I blog regularly at wrightfordanecounty.com.
Native Plants Lunch n’ Learn with Sustain Dane
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Sustain Dane is the sustainability organization of Dane County. They’ve provided this update on an event you can join next week!
Native plants are resilient, beautiful, and support biodiversity. Join Sustain Dane virtually on Wednesday, June 29 from 12 - 1 pm to hear from native plant experts and local stories of successful native plantings in our home and work landscapes.
The Lunch & Learn will include:
How native plants can support wildlife
How a local business led a native planting implementation at work
What plants directly support Wisconsin wildlife
Where to start with designing a planting
How to bring your native planting ideas to life
Native plant care
You’ll hear from Erin Cain from White Pelican Nursery and Evan Nelson from Good Oak Ecological Services on the basics of native plants, their benefits, and how to use them in our home and work landscapes. You’ll also hear stories from Emily King, Sustainability Manager at Emmi Roth and Sayer Larson, the Village of McFarland Parks Superintendent about their recent native planting successes. Emily will share about how she organized a native plants volunteer day at Emmi Roth to beautify their space, increase sustainability, and build community. To close, the speakers will all join as a panel for Q&A.