About Me

I was born in the Downriver Detroit area and attended St. Francis Cabrini grade school in Allen Park. My political awareness began at an early age. Influenced by books and music, I began publishing a political newsletter ("zine") in grade school which was distributed to students and residents in the greater community. As a teenager, I moved to Ann Arbor to take part in the city's unique cultural environment. I graduated from the University of Michigan School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performing Arts Technology.

I have spent most of my professional career working in educational technology. For the past 13 years, I have been working for the University of Michigan as a System Administrator - as well as supporting projects involving the use of mobile devices as learning tools. I've taught computer programming at Eastern Michigan University and worked for Washtenaw Community college where I helped start their online radio station. I run a small business on the side which provides programming, multimedia design, web hosting, audio/video reinforcement and photography services. You can hear me on the radio every week as host of the science and technology show "Interactive Technologies" on WCBN 88.3 FM.

I am a member of the Sierra Club and the Ecology Center. In the 1990s, I worked for Greenpeace in the Ann Arbor office under Mary Beth Doyle. I am currently Vice President of the People's Food Co-Op Board of Directors and on the Executive Board of the Ann Arbor Democrats, working within each organization to improve responsiveness, efficiency and transparency.

When not working, I enjoy making music, bicycling, running, reading and hiking with my partner Sammie.

I was a bibliophile at an early age
Jaime and Sammie
A panoramic photo of Sammie climbing Mount Falcon
Mount Falcon Park - Jefferson County, Colorado