Docent since 2018 | West End, Skyline 360
My professional career has primarily been in the technology realm. I collaboratively built a home builder visualization company called Roomored (acquired by Interior Logic Group) and spent 15 years in the mobility space with Samsung and Nokia. I am now the Chief Innovation Officer for Camillo, a residential home builder with operations in DFW, Houston, and San Antonio. In addition to my docent position at AD EX, I also served as treasurer of the Dallas Parks Foundation and as a community advocate for SkateparksforDallas.org. I have a great love for cities, urbanism, architecture, and guided tours. I lead my tours in the spirit of Greg Brown, a great advocate for the city and a wonderful teacher who combined the history of technology, economy, and architecture together. I have high hopes the city of Dallas can recapture its urban glory.
I have an enthusiasm for Lego, which I share with both my children and the AD EX. I also love habanero hot sauce from Belize.
What is your current or most recent occupation? Chief Innovation Officer, Camillo Properties
What attracted you to the AD EX and why did you become a docent?
I love history, cities, urbanism, and walking tours.
What’s your favorite tour memory to date?
Greg Brown was an amazing mentor. By example, he taught how to give a compelling tour. He made me fall in love with Downtown Dallas, the West End, and Main Street for the narrative of the place.
What’s your favorite building in Dallas/Fort-Worth and why?
The Wilson Building for its beauty and functional E shape for ventilation. Also, the Katy Building for its sheer beauty and connection to the history of technology shaping Dallas.
What are the top 3 places a traveler interested in architecture and design shouldn’t miss in Dallas?
Fair Park is almost psychedelic in its grandeur. Don’t miss the Woofus!
The Design District and the Dallas Contemporary. Make sure to visit all the furniture stores, neighborhood murals, and local breweries.
The West End of course! It is a historic microcosm of economics and technology shaping the city. See it live and in-person today!
What’s your favorite city to visit besides Dallas? Why?
I love a walkable downtown. Bend, Oregon to Amsterdam to Barcelona or anywhere in between.