Harvard University (Bachelor of Arts). Harvard University (Juris Doctor).
Research associate Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, Boston, 1979-1980. Clerk Federal District Court, 1983-1984. Project manager system development Morgan Stanley & Company, New York City, 1984-1988.
Vice president system development Goldman Sachs, 1988—1991. Job manager Oliver, Wyman, 1991—1992. Assistant attorney general Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, 1992—1998.
Mem Belmont Board Selectmen, 1998—2007. Associate director public policy division on addictions Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1998. Member 24th Middlesex District Massachusetts House of Representatives, since 2007.
Senior justice advisor Join Together/Boston University School Public Health, since 1999. Co-chair drugs and addictions working group Harvard University Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative, Cambridge, 1996—2000.
Married Carolyn Janice Thum. Children: Rae, Carly, Louise.