Colin was born in the Bay Area of California. Growing up, the family was poor and moved around a lot on account of being evicted from several apartments. Colin’s parents both suffered from addiction to drugs and alcohol, culminating in his father’s suicide when he was 8 years old. The family moved to Marysville in 1998 and Colin has been living in the PNW since. Colin has been focused on addressing mental health and addiction issues since completing law school and has dedicated his professional career to providing assistance to these most vulnerable members of our society.
Colin graduated from Marysville-Pilchick High School. It was during his senior year that he decided he would run for office someday. He then attended college at Washington State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Colin attended Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon and focused on international law. Outside the classroom, Colin was president of his class, worked on and was published in the Willamette Journal on International Law and Dispute Resolution, and worked at a small, respected law firm in Salem.
Colin currently represents indigent defendants in misdemeanor appeals in Snohomish County Superior Court, as well as in Tulalip Tribal Court at the trial level.