1991

Arik was born in a small town in southwestern Iowa but he didn’t stay there long. His Dad enlisted in the Air Force and Arik became somewhat of a military brat. Over the course of his dad’s 21 years of service, Arik experienced the vast diversity among the different states in the country.

1999

As a kid of around 8, Arik and his family passed through what he thought at the time was a small beautiful town nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. He decided then and there that he would one day return to live there.
Hello Colorado Springs.

2014

Arik graduates from the University of California Riverside with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and a specialization in Robotics.

2017

Arik becomes a Cybersecurity professional, contracting with Fortune 500 companies from all industries across the country to help secure information in modern day enterprises.

March 2022

Years of attacks against our election systems, large amounts of anonymous money influencing school board elections, a disregard for the changing climate, and a complete lack of response from leadership to address the problems we face reaches a breaking point. Arik announces he is running for Colorado’s State Senate 9 to oust a politician that is known for not listening to his constituents. Arik announces it is time to put people first.

May 2022

Arik’s fourth child, Dean, is born, bringing Arik’s family up to 6 including his beautiful wife, Vanessa, and his three daughters, Kira, Audrey, and Evie.

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”

-John F. Kennedy