I began working as an evaluator with Apex in January 2019. I bring methodological expertise to current evaluation projects as well as grant writing experience to new bids and proposals. I enjoy the process of getting to know service providers and programs (and the people they serve), working with diverse groups, and learning about and incorporating varying perspectives into our work.

Background and Education

My academic and professional career has ranged from direct service to community-engaged research and participatory evaluation. On this path, I’ve worked in hospitals and health departments as well as with several mission-driven small businesses. I’ve learned a lot by doing (and carefully listening). I’ve conducted qualitative interviews and focus groups with domestic violence offenders in intervention treatment programs, people in recovery from addiction in half-way houses, and families in homeless shelters. As a PhD candidate in sociology and a research methods instructor at UNM, I’ve become well-versed in a range of qualitative and quantitative methods. Although approaches to research and evaluation can be abstract and increasingly complicated, I don’t think they have to be. I believe the best work is co-created to produce transparent, approachable, and meaningful results. I live in Albuquerque with my wife and two children. We enjoy art, music, and the great outdoors.