I grew up in Menasha, graduating from MHS in 1977. Worked for a couple years, and then attended UW-O graduating in 1983. Ran a computer programming company for 3 years. Joined Xerox in 1986, my role was to design custom print solutions for large corporate data centers. I did this until retiring in 2013. St. Joseph Food Program then hired me part time as their operations manager. I did this until fully retiring in September 2016. Now I am a full time volunteer. I have been married to my wife Chris for 32-years. We have 2-children and 7-grandchildren.
I wanted to volunteer for something my dad Cal, and I could do together. We both enjoy working with wood, so we became Trailer Flippers on Monday mornings. I also volunteer alone on Wednesdays as a Senior Crew Member on build sites.
I also volunteer one or two mornings a week at St. Joe’s Food Program. My favorite hobbies are Woodworking and Golf.
I feel strongly about providing individuals with the opportunity to attain Home Ownership status. The Habitat approach gets the Homeowner to be part of the build process. The part I most enjoy is meeting others with similar interest. I just joined Habitat in January, and have participated in just about very step in the build process. Never a boring moment.
I was born with a degenerative Hearing loss. In 2004 I received a Cochlear Implant “Bionic Ear” which greatly enhanced my hearing and allowed me to complete my Career. I am an advocate for those with Hearing loss and encourage those to get the necessary help to lead a normal life.