In addition to practicing real property and environmental law, I have served on the... more
In addition to practicing real property and environmental law, I have served on the West Ottawa Board of Education since 2005 and chair Destination Education, a local initiiative aiming to improve post-secondary educational and training opportunities for the Holland area. Holland has so many people working at improving our community and the people in it, if it is not the best place in the world... view profile
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