Where were you born? Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised here in Ada.

What brought you to this area? Or kept you here?
My parents moved to Ada in the 70s after my father returned from Vietnam.  My mother Ruth, grew up in Forest and father Carl, grew up in Lima.  My father worked in Lima and Ada was a great mid-point for both sides of the family and close to work.
Probably the biggest factor in keeping us here is my wife Tara and I have immediate family members in and around the Ada area.  She was born and raised here too.  Being close to family has been a blessing for us as well as our children Abby, Meghan and Brody.
 This is HOME to us!

What is your occupation?
 I currently hold the position of President at a company located in Findlay which provides specialty environmental services primarily for the retail industry and their manufacturers. Previous to that I had worked as a Vice President for a sister company as well as an environmental health and safety professional within the auto industry.

Why do you love what you do?
 I have the ability to balance family life and work. I also enjoy the freedom and challenges of the position which have afforded me an opportunity to steer growth and positively impact the lives of those employees who work with me.

What is your favorite thing about this community?
I can’t pinpoint one specific favorite. There are many including our great schools, emergency response organizations, religious organizations,   and support for those in need.  People care about you!

What are you involved within the community?
I am currently serving on the school board.  I have been a firefighter for over 23 years and hold the position of Assistant Chief. I have coached baseball and softball at the high school level, and I attend First Presbyterian Church.

What are some of your hobbies?
Hunting, Fishing, Enjoy sports, watching/attending OSU athletic events