It was the majesty of Mt. Rainier that prompted me to relocate to the Puget Sound from the Midwest in 1975. That connection to the outdoors and the desire to protect our natural resources remains with me to this day. During my lifetime here, I have seen the benefits of the fight for farmland preservation as well as the sadness of our shrinking salmon and Orca populations.
I live in Northeast Seattle, in the midst of the Thornton Creek Watershed restoration area. As an urbanite I maintain my connection to the soil (and relieve the stresses of the work day) by spending time with my wife in our garden. We find preparing healthy meals made with produce from our own yard satisfying, and we often supplement those meals with purchases from area farmers markets. Preserving this way of life and providing the opportunity for others to discover its benefits is of great importance to me.
I am active in community service through the University Sunrise Rotary Club, where I am a past president and current board member. I am involved in improving my neighborhood through the Victory Heights Community Council. I have been a small business owner and a business executive. This combination of experience provides me the skills to be a positive influence on the King Conservation District Board of Supervisors.
I ask you to support me in bringing my talents to the Board to work toward the betterment of all of its constituents.