I grew up in Saugus and moved to Fitchburg to attend Fitchburg State University, where I received my bachelor’s degree in history and political science in 2008 and completed a master’s degree in history in 2013.
After graduation, I married Carissa Scottfenton, a licensed social worker in the region. I entered public life as Ward 4 representative to the Fitchburg City Council in 2014 to give back to the city that has given me so much. Since 2016, I have served as City Council President, where I lead the council and coordinate with regional, state, and federal representatives on areas and issues of mutual interest with the City of Fitchburg. In 2019, I was elected to serve as Fitchburg City Councilor at Large.
Fueled by a passion for providing the region’s residents with access to affordable higher education opportunities, I work as the director of major gifts at Northeastern University where I lead the fundraising efforts for the College of Professional Studies.
Previously, I have worked as the director of development at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and served as the director of annual giving at Fitchburg State University.