I am a consultant, advisor and investor whose political counsel is sought by business leaders and elected officials from both parties. I have worked as manager and communications director for national-level campaigns, and continue to advise candidates and corporate executives on political messaging, strategy and crisis communications. I came to politics after a decade as an investigative journalist. I am a former professional cyclist and elite athlete who raced around the U.S. (My last stop before retiring to pursue journalism full-time was for a team based in Switzerland.) I am a community volunteer, masters runner, husband of 25+ years and father of four.