Vice Chair of Technology
Braeden grew up here in Douglas County going to public schools here from elementary onward and had a great experience with life changing teachers. Braeden is the middle child of three and from a young age had the luck to travel and grow up seeing how similar people are and how beautiful different parts of the world were. Hearing about how that world was changing and may not be around for there future kids to see inspired Braeden to study environmental and social science in college - learning about how everything was connected and how change was made spurred them on. Along the way I added a business innovation degree, took a design thinking course, and led the environmental board at CU managing a budget of over 7 million that gave Braeden well rounded experience. Throughout college and afterward I also worked as a photographer in there family's small business.
After college Braeden began starting his own companies with the first one being in the realm of education and STEAM(Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning. That growth led to learning about many things from education frameworks, storytelling, entrepreneurship, and so much more. Eventually politics became more and more in focus for Braeden. Braeden's company was helping improve the problem solving skills of kids and youth but what if the problems got worse at a quicker pace than these young changemakers could take on. That is when politics rose up to Braeden as one the biggest levers for change, and thus positive change, that could change that. At first Braeden volunteered with organizations fighting money in politics or for environmental policy, than got more involved helping the local democratic party, and now after six years Braeden decided to run themselves. "This race is about more than myself - it is about the policy we can pass that changes and improves life's AND showing younger generations that there voice is wanted and encouraged at the table. Politics can no longer be for political insiders and old perspectives that are out of touch."