Affiliation: Amazon Web Services
Nominee Classification: Well Qualified
1. ARIN Board of Trustees Qualifications and Responsibilities
Please review the ARIN Board of Trustees Expected Qualifications and Responsibilities thoroughly. Please describe, providing specific details, any barriers you foresee to your fully meeting those qualifications and undertaking those responsibilities. A Trustee’s responsibilities have usually required about 5-10 hours per week.
I do not have any issues performing the BoT job requirements, nor allocating the required time needed to participate fully.
2. Conflicts of Interest
a) Please disclose any conflicts of interest you may have, real or perceived, that would impact your ability to perform your duty as a member of the ARIN Board of Trustees. (If no conflicts, please enter “N/A”)
I have no current conflicts of interest; however, I will note that I serve on the NANOG (North American Network Operators’ Group) Board of Directors which hosts a joint meeting with ARIN each October and has a Cooperative Agreement in place with ARIN.
However, my term with NANOG ends on Dec 31st, 2023 and will no longer be of any issue.
Another perceived COI could result from my employment at Amazon Web Services, given my team often works with ARIN RSD as a customer and active participant in the IPv4 Transfer Market.
b) How do you propose to resolve any conflicts identified in (a)? (If no conflicts identified, please enter “N/A”)
I do not anticipate any conflict; however, if there were a conflict I would recuse myself from discussions and/or voting as appropriate.
d) If not currently eligible, describe how you will become eligible to serve, if elected (i.e., “If elected, I will resign from the position of ____________ before 31 Dec 2023”). If currently eligible, please enter “N/A”.
a) Please list any educational degree(s) you received, the institution and the date issued.
obtained a good portion of my college education while serving in the US Navy, therefore I attended numerous institutions local to the duty station where I was assigned. I received my Associate of Arts degree from the University of Maryland University College (Europe) in 2004 and I wrapped up my Bachelors of Applied Science degree in Technology Management from St. Petersburg College in 2008.
b) Please list any professional designations, certifications, or development education (non-degree) and the dates completed.
While I attend professional development trainings regularly, most are employer specific and not particularly relevant here.
4. Employment and Experience
a) Please provide the name of any company or organization you currently are employed by, or from which you receive directly or indirectly a material portion of your compensation. Please describe the business of each such entity, your current title, and the office address of the organization.
Amazon Web Services
Senior Manager – IP Address Strategy
2121 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
b) Please refer to the ARIN Board of Trustees Guidance to the 2022 Nomination Committee in answering this question: Please describe your relevant professional experience and expertise and explain how this background will make you an effective trustee.
I have the benefit of working for a global organization. This allows me to participate in many forums, including RIPE, APNIC, LACNIC, AFRINIC, ARIN, and NANOG. Seeing the ways different regions and organizations tackle various issues allows me to take a more holistic approach to problem solving as our packets must route the entire Internet not just North America.
Additionally, I have extensive knowledge and experience with the IPv4 transfer market and the challenges and risks associated. This insight is highly valuable for the board when making related decisions.
Attach a resume, curriculum vitae, or other biography highlighting your experience most relevant to the duties of the ARIN Board of Trustees. (PDF, DOC, DOCX files only) Remove any personal contact information (postal address, email, and/or phone number) from your resume/CV, as it will be posted publicly as part of the candidate information.
You may also optionally include additional web links to external websites (e.g., social media), though not as a substitute for your biography. One URL per line.
5. Governance Experience
a) Please identify any boards on which you currently serve that carry fiduciary duties, whether at a for-profit or nonprofit organization. Please note how long you have served and what offices, if any, you have held.
Current – ARIN BoT Vice Chair –
I currently serve on the ARIN BOard on the Risk and Cyber Security Committee, and Finance Committee. Current – NANOG Board of Directors (3 years as Chair) includes:
b) Please identify any other boards on which you have served in the past 10 years that are not included in answer to (a), listing your dates of service.
c) How does your past governance experience prepare you to help fulfill that role by serving as an ARIN Trustee?
During my time at NANOG I have focused on the following:
Meeting Challenges – NANOG is a 501c (3) educational nonprofit that holds three meetings a year that is attended by more than 1,000 people in person at each meeting. Covid-19 caused significant issues as we approached the June 2020 in person meeting. I evaluated the financial and public health risks, and pushed for a path forward where the organization was able to effectively transition to providing a virtual meeting while still serving its membership, meeting, and attendees. Then as we returned to in person events, navigating member expectations, local restrictions, and financial impact.
Bylaw Changes – I led the amendment and updating of the bylaws based on my assessment of the risks faced by the organization. I proposed several by- law updates that were adopted by the membership and Board to better protect the organization.
Policy Changes – I spearheaded the organization’s development of policies and procedures aimed at en- suring the organization is appropriately addressing issues of harassment.
Staff and Organization Management – During my tenure I have been actively engaged with key hiring decisions, evaluations, and budgeting as well as creating the organization’s Strategic Plan.
Launching and the DEI Committee, focused on creating a more inclusive community, diverse speakers and Board Candidates.
6. Describe any past experience or involvement with ARIN or other Internet governance bodies.
During the last 15 years, I have served several years on ARIN’s BoT 3 years, (2 of which as Vice Chair), Nomination Committee, Fellowship Committee, and the 2019 Grant Committee. I have also served on the Advisory Counsel for seven years of which five years have been either as the Vice Chair or Chair. Serving the ARIN community in these ways provides not only an in-depth perspective on the Policy Development Process (PDP), but also a unique perspective on the issues facing the BoT today.
7. Aside from any governance experience, describe your specific skills, background, and/or areas of expertise you believe will assist the Board in carrying out its duties.
I have a deep understanding of RIR governance, and the specific issues facing the ARIN community, additionally my team is a very active customer of all ARIN services, including RPKI, IRR, and RSD.