Term: 2021-2024

I have been a member of ERUUF since 1996 when my wife, Tanja Atkins, and I began attending services and wanted a spiritual home for ourselves and in which we could raise a family. Over the years, ERUUF has become much more than a religious community for us. We’ve made life-long friends here and have relied on a network of people to raise our children, Ivy and Emmy, into caring young adults.

Professionally, I am a managing director for a NC based consulting firm specializing in the health and life sciences industries. I work with global companies to apply technology to solve business challenges. While I’m now a technology leader, early in my career I taught high school through Teach for America and led educational programs for Duke TIP.

Outside of work, I enjoy hiking at the Eno, biking, and kayaking and camping at Jordan Lake and am on a mission to develop my woodworking and welding skills! Tanja and I will be taking our youngest daughter to France in the fall for college while our oldest lives and works in Durham.

Over the years, I’ve been involved in a variety of ways at ERUUF. I’ve taught RE, been a member of the adult education committee, served as a greeter, contributed to the auction, hosted dinners at our house, and helped with the Christmas pageant. Pre-pandemic, we attended services regularly but have been less engaged over the last year. As I enter a new phase of my life with both children out of the house, I am looking forward to re-engaging on a regular basis with services and as an active member of the Board.