My wife, Laurel, and I met here in Williamsburg at Toano Middle school and it was love at first sight...for me. We began dating in college, long-distance between VT and JMU. We were married after graduate school and lived in Chicago then Washington DC before moving back to Williamsburg in 2011 to raise our growing family. We have four children - Madelynne, Emerson, Hannah, and Cooper - all currently enjoying various aspects of the Chapel's wonderful children's ministry.
Laurel and I both previously attended the Chapel as high-schoolers in the late 90s. I have fond memories of high-school ministry ski trips and services on the "other side of the wall". We are currently involved in a couples small group and Laurel has been a leader in the women's mentoring ministry.
I am a Professor at the College of William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business and Executive Director of the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center. Prior to joining the W&M faculty, I was in venture capital after a few entrepreneurial stints of my own. Laurel paused her work at International Justice Mission when we moved back to Williamsburg to focus her energy on the kids.
We are excited to be members of the Chapel community and feel blessed to be a part of this season of growth.