I grew up in Huntsville and other than my 8 years of higher education have lived here all of my life. I am a third generation graduate of Huntsville High.
I have been very involved in the Huntsville community by volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Huntsville Rotary Club (which is one of the 50 largest clubs in the world, which includes over 36,000 clubs), American Red Cross, Kids' Space Playground, Huntsville Youth Hockey Association and various youth sports.
I helped spearhead a Rotary Project to support a Pediatric Oncology Hospital in Guatemala which ended up providing $75,000 for infusion pumps and equipment for the hospital which treats indigent patients in Guatemala.
I was elected to the Huntsville City School Board in 2002 and 2006 winning every box and 72% of the vote in 2006. I have served as President of the Board for the last 5 years on the Board. My term will expire in October and I am not seeking re-election (8 years is enough!).
I referee ice hockey and was selected to work the 1994 NCAA Division II Men's Championship in Huntsville and have worked a Boston Bruin Training Camp game as well as numerous youth championships across the Southeast and Washington, D.C.
I have 2 sons (8 and 12 years old) who are very active in baseball, football, basketball and soccer. We enjoy going to high school and college athletic events when we are not going to their sports.