1. Why is the movement to restore neighborhoods important to you?

As a proud, lifelong Dallasite who has traveled extensively, I can see the potential we have to connect and grow neighborhoods, which will lead to a more urban walkable, vibrant, beautiful, and healthy city.

2 .Why do you want to be involved with this movement?

I’ve always been interested in urban design and the evolution of cities. This is our chance to greatly improve our quality of life and continue transforming Dallas into a more livable and relevant city. When I used to tell people from other cities where I lived, they would have the ubiquitous JR Ewing and big hair comments, but now the most common responses are positive. People are very impressed with all the amazing things the city has done in the last 15 years.

3. What does community mean to you? And where do you find your community in Dallas? 

Community is knowing your neighbors—supporting, sharing, playing, and working with them. I find community in the building I live in downtown,  in the Cedars where I work,  in Oak Cliff where I used to live and have many friends, and in East Dallas/Lakewood where I also have friends. I don’t find community behind the wheels of my car.