Bachelor, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1986. Juris Doctor, New York University School Law, 1990.
Legislation aide to congresswoman Barbara Kennelly United States House of Representatives. Attorney Slavitt, Connery & Vardamis, Norwalk, Colorado, 1992—1994, Hebb & Gitlin, Hartford, Connecticut, 1994—1997, London & London, since 1997. Member District 5 Connecticut State Senate, since 2004, assistant majority whip, 2007, vice chair planning & development committee, co-chair public health committee, member appropriations committee, regulations review committee, chief assistant majority leader.
Former mayor Town of West Hartford. Member West Hartford Town Council, 2001—2004, Blue Ribbon Commission. Commissioner Development Commission, 1996—1998.
Hearing officer Building Citations Hearing Bod., 1997—1999. Counsel Democratic Caucus United States House of Representatives, 1999—2000.
Board directors Noah Webster House, West Hartford, Senior Jobs Bank, West Hartford, American School Deaf, West Hartford, Jewish Foundation.