Putting My Experience
to Work For Everyone
My wife and I have been Mesa residents since 1988. Our children and grandchildren have attended MPS. I graduated college with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Electrical Engineering. After college, I worked for the U.S. Government installing, testing and maintaining communications and electronic systems for the military across the U.S. and Europe. After my time with the government, I was employed by Motorola here in the valley where I worked in 3 different divisions: Aerospace where I was involved with the manufacture of satellite components; Military Electronics where I was involved with the manufacture of defense systems components and finally with the Semiconductor Products Sector where I worked as a technical writer of customer specifications for the production of custom semiconductors. I was subsequently employed in the financial service industry for 4 years, after which I worked for 2 privately owned "mom and pop" manufacturing companies in the semiconductor industry. My last employment was a very successful small manufacturing company that my wife and I owned and operated for 13 years. So much of what I've accomplished in my life would not have been possible if I did not have a solid educational foundation.
In addition to my lifetime of experience, I am currently a retired empty nester which gives me additional advantages as I have lots of time and very few distractions so that I can focus significant time and effort to solving the district's most pressing problems. Since my retirement in 2012 I have volunteered with 2 different non-profits. As a legislative liaison I've gained a working knowledge of the state's legislative process. I am also comfortable interacting with legislators on bills. I think this will come in handy when our schools need the assistance of the legislature. For the last 5 years I have been working for a men's mentoring program where I work with men teaching them life skills relating to becoming better men, husbands, and fathers.