I am a lifelong entrepreneur who started my first company while a senior in high school. Within two years I owned three businesses: a shake and shingle mill and two video arcades. I am an admitted workaholic who enjoys learning many different trades. My ventures included being tree trimmer, logger, roofer, drywall hanger, salesman, and District management with Colonial Corporation.

Currently, I am a Realtor/Broker at John L. Scott in Belfair but I still own and operate a small cable TV advertising and marketing company and a cedar shake and shingle mill. ( If you want something done, give it to a busy man! )

Business, professional or civic organizations

I am a passionate community volunteer who serves or has served on many local and regional Boards. I understand the difference between attendance and participation and try to lead by example and not just words. Below is some of my community involvement over the past few years.

  • Commissioner for the Port of Allyn;
  • Commissioner, Chairman of the Mason County Planning Commission;
  • Board of Directors Mason County Economic Development Council;
  • Chairman of the Board Mary E Theler Community Center;
  • Founding Member and Chairman of the Board for North Mason Community Voice;
  • Vice Chair of Habitat For Humanity Mason County;
  • Vice Chair and original founding board member of the Cancer Crusaders;
  • Vice Chairman of the Board for the North Mason Pee Wee's;
  • Vice President of North Mason Kiwanis;
  • Board of Directors for the Pacific Northwest Salmon Center;
  • Mason County TIP-CAP Committee (Mason County Commissioner's Advisory Committee)
  • Washington Public Ports Association's Legislative and Marina committees.
  • Member of National Federation of Independent Business, Association of Washington Business, North Mason Chamber of Commerce, National, State and local Realtor Associations, and the Washington State Farm Bureau.
  • I am or have been a member of the Eagles, Kiwanis, Masons, Scottish Rite, Shrine, and have served as both a Kiwanis Clown and Shrine Clown.
  • North Mason Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year 2011
  • Nominated for Mason County Realtor of the Year in 2011
  • Community work with and for children

    Member of four community advisory committees for North Mason School District: Co-chair on the Athletic Advisory Committee, served on the Facilities Committee, Bond committee and the Council of Key Communicators. I have coached more than 1000 kids over an 18-year period in Baseball, Football and Basketball. Tutored over a hundred children and headed way too many school and sport fundraisers to list.

    I have received awards for my work with kids, including three from the North Mason School Board, two from the Washington State School Directors Association and another from the Kitsap County Association for Early Childhood Education. I have many other awards for my coaching.

    Planning Experience

    I have been an active member or attendee of numerous planning committees and events over the past 30 years. The purpose of these include but are not limited to, educational facilities, parks, zoning, storm water run-off, sewer, local roads, urban growth area design, regional transportation corridors, safety mobility, mass transportation infrastructure, public works development (power, water) and ecological conservation planning.