Judge Philosophy

Speed: I am not a fan of speed reading as a debate strategy. Articulating a cogent argument is preferred. If I cannot flow fast enough due to poor articulation or excessive speed reading, that will work against the speaker. In other words, the quality of the argument is more valuable than the quantity of evidence in the argument.
Preferences: Roadmapping is appreciated and will not be counted against time limits. I put the burden of proof on the affirmative to change the status quo, however this does not absolve the negative of being accountable to their defense argument. Weighing the round is also appreciated, but not required. Therefore, there is no penalty for not weighing the round.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.