It starts with family

Colorado Native

I was raised in Aurora, Colorado and went to public neighborhood schools. I walked to Arkansas Elementary where I was the President of the Student Council in 5th grade. My mom frequently volunteered in my schools growing up. I went to Mrachek Middle School and graduated from Rangeview High School in 1994.

My Family

My wife, Amy Kenreich, is also an active member of the Lincoln Elementary community. She is currently a member of the Mayor’s Bike Advisory Committee and runs a popular event at Lincoln that we call the Bike Rodeo. Kids ride their bikes through parent-made obstacles, a local bike shop tunes up bikes for free and the Denver Police Department leads a parade 6 blocks through the neighborhood. This year we expect 200+ students ages 3-12 to participate. If elected to the DPS Board, you will see a lot of Amy and her passion around kids being healthy eaters and getting exercise.

We have two young kids that attend Lincoln Elementary School and they love their teachers.

Spring 2018 DCTA/DPS bargaining session with my kids.

Spring 2018 DCTA/DPS bargaining session with my kids.

College

I studied architecture at the University of Nebraska and I graduated with a Masters in Architecture in 2000.

In college I was a member of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and I was the Chapter President in 1998. My passion for the organization grew and I ran for the National President Position for the AIAS in 1999. I was successful in the election and moved to Washington, DC to fulfill the one-year term and represent over 30,000 architecture students. My proudest accomplishment as President was when our board started the Studio Culture Task Force. This group was tasked with addressing the growing problem of unhealthy study habits, which included working late into the night on projects. It was a “right of passage” that was unsafe and unproductive. Years later this task force worked with the National Architectural Accreditation Board to add healthy studio culture criteria for colleges to receive their accreditation.

Career

I spent the next seven years working in architecture firms and I became a licensed architect in 2007. I knew my passion though was in software. I left the architecture profession to build Attolist — a web-based collaboration tool that streamlined document review processes in construction. I bootstrapped the company and by 2012 the company had grown to six employees. The company was acquired and I exited the business in 2015.

My next two years were spent being a stay-at-home dad with my daughter who was 1 year old. My wife Amy, focused on building her graphic design business. My daughter entered the ECE Program at Lincoln Elementary when she was three and my involvement at Lincoln Elementary and the PTA began...

Reading to my children has always been one of the best parts of our day.

Reading to my children has always been one of the best parts of our day.

Our Italian Greyhound, Lucy, comes with us everywhere, even the first day of school!

Our Italian Greyhound, Lucy, comes with us everywhere, even the first day of school!

 
My daughter’s drawing of our house.

My daughter’s drawing of our house.

My close relationship with my family has been a critical part of my life at every turn. The value of these relationships is something I try to teach my children.

My close relationship with my family has been a critical part of my life at every turn. The value of these relationships is something I try to teach my children.

Being a stay-at-home dad gave me the opportunity to spend more time volunteering at Lincoln Elementary.

Being a stay-at-home dad gave me the opportunity to spend more time volunteering at Lincoln Elementary.