Biography and Background
I served 30 years in the fire service and three more years in City Administration afterward. My last 8 years in the fire service were as a Fire Chief. I earned a fire administration degree and a master’s degree in public administration (while working and raising a family). My conservative values are a sound foundation for my leadership and administrative responsibilities.
I retired in 2011 and moved to Sandpoint in 2012. In 2013 I served as a Marine Deputy with our Sheriffs Dept. I have volunteered and worked with Selkirk Fire and Rescue since 2014. I have served as President of the Bonner County Fire Chiefs Association since 2019.
In 2012 I started volunteering with the Sandpoint High School. I am still actively assisting them.
I have served and led many community committees, professional associations, and boards. My goal has always been the same, to leave things better than I found them.
I have been a family forester in Bonner County since 1993, attending U of Idaho extension courses to increase my knowledge and improve my forestry decision making. I have overseen a logging operation on my property and personally replanted the entire area. I am a hands-on worker, manager and leader.
I have two adult children. My son is a Navy pilot. My daughter is a Deputy Prosecutor.
For the last 10 years I have been applying my skills to many volunteer opportunities, improving my carpentry/cabinet making skills and enjoying outdoor activities like skiing and hiking.
Top 3 Issues
Integrity in Affiliation
Art 1..Section 4-C….There are limited situations where governments can issue prudent stimulus
Art 6..Sec. 7…We should strive for the best use of all lands in Idaho
Art XIV..Section 3-E…We should develop laws that are constitutional
Art XVIII…I believe the current system of judge selection is under review