Retired - July 2019 Preacher, Walsh/Two Buttes UMC - July 2016 thru June 2019 Unemployed, May 2015 thru June 2016 Design Engineer, Ball Aerospace, Boulder, CO November 2001 thru May 2015
AASME - Mechanical Engineering degree, Western Iowa Tech. Worked for 31 years in engineering, beginning as a draftsman on a board, finished as a designer/team leader for an electronics packaging group working government and private contracts, maintaining high engineering standards, meeting schedule and budgets, mentoring young engineers, providing design requirements and leadership. Career change: In 2015 and 2016, began a journey to preach God's Word, became licensed as a Local Licensed Pastor. Preached God's Word, served as Chaplin for the Walsh Fire Department, served my churches in weddings funerals and baptisms. Also became a trained Stephen Minister Leader, training and leading a group of Stephen Ministers, doing God's work, helping others to overcome life's obstacles. Currently serve as called, filling the pulpit when needed.
When I served on the Board of Directors for Great Rock Water and Sanitation, I, along with the Board, had one goal, to provide clean drinking water to our neighbors for as little as possible, and looking forward to the future and future growth, to ensure water for future generations.
I have not be active in politics with the exception of serving on the Board of Directors for Great Rock Water and Sewer, Brighton, CO. This was a seat once you accepted was hard to get rid of. I have donated small sums of money to the Republican party, always under $50, never to a particular candidate.
I am a member of the local church ministers group. We meet once a month, so far no plan other than to meet. Serve as President, The Cottonwoods HOA since May of this year.
To make a difference in the state I live, to ensure the borders are changed if needed in a fair and equal manner.
As a Commissioner, it's important to represent the people and not ones self. All voices should be heard and considered, each opinion deserves to be treated with respect, each person is important and should be treated as such. Being impartial can be difficult, but can be accomplished. Professionalism, integrity, honesty are standards that should be maintained by anyone who serves as a Commissioner.
My Father, a man with a ninth grade education, taught his sons that any problem can be solved if logic is applied. Good communication will serve as a tool to allow for the Commission to do their jobs in a fair manner. As an engineer, I was in constant discussions, searching for a bridge to allow all ideas to be blended to a solid solution. If you look at the world today, you see one that lacks in accountability, with people that cannot reason, people who have little respect for others. I feel I can be an asset, serving years in positions that require multiple personalities to agree to a final solution. The goal should be a solution that is fair to all residents of the State of Colorado. We live in a State with many demographics, opinions and needs. These should be equally represented.