I have been an Optimist all my life but didn’t become a member of an Optimist Club until 1999. I have been with the Bonita Optimist Club over 17 years and served as Club President. I have also been a member of the SUCCESS Optimist Club (a childhood cancer focus club) for 10 years and served as President and currently treasurer. I have also been a distinguished Lt. Governor, distinguished Governor, International Vice-President and member of the International membership committee.
I am retired after 27 years in the US Navy and another 12 years in the defense industry. I am married with 4 children and five grandchildren. My wife Linda and I enjoy travelling, working with our cancer families and spending time with family.