Executive Director

I was born and raised with my twin brother, Scott, in beautiful St. Paul, Minnesota. I attended the University of Minnesota and received my degree in English Literature. While attending University I met my wife, Amy, and we now have two children, Henry and Margaret, a dog, Munten, and a cat, Arlo. Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and, if I can find the time, squeeze in a round of golf. My parents are both retired school teachers and join us from Minnesota during the winter months.

Prior to joining Temple Bat Yahm, I have worked for and with a number of congregations across the country. Most recently I was the Executive Director at Congregation Beth Am in San Diego. Prior to my position at Beth Am, I have served as a Director of Engagement, Director of Membership, and Regional Director for USY and as a Youth Director.

If I have not yet had a chance to meet you please do not hesitate to set up an appointment with Joy Orbase. I look forward to working with members and professional staff closely to continue growing Temple Bat Yahm and am excited to bring my own family into the community. I am overwhelmingly honored by this appointment and can’t wait to continue and enhance all of the great things that are and will be happening at Bat Yahm!