Cornell Botanic Gardens is an integral part of the student experience at Cornell. The gardens and natural areas provide spaces for recreation and learning throughout the campus, affording students an escape from the rigors and pressure of academic life. Nothing revives the spirit like spending time walking through the gardens, exploring one of the many natural area trails, or taking a run through the arboretum.


I am an attorney concentrating my practice in the areas of trusts and estates and real estate law. I have served on boards of trustees and planned-giving committees of many not-for-profit organizations in the Troy and Albany, New York area. I am past chair of the board of the Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., the Northeast Health Foundation, Inc., and the Brittonkill Education Foundation, Inc. I have served as a trustee of Russell Sage College in Troy and Albany, New York, the Capital District YMCA, and the Rensselaer County Historical Society. In addition to serving on the Advisory Council of the Cornell Botanic Gardens, I have been active for many years with the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network, and am a member of the Capital District Cornell Club.