I am currently employed by Office Depot and have been a store manager for five years. I have served on the Campground Committee for the past four years and have been an Association member for five.
I’ve been married to my wife Gina for the past 11 years and together we have six children, three girls and three boys. We also have three grandchildren and a fourth on the way in June.
I purchased property (Lot 2904) at Lake Viking in 2012, as it is a close drive for us from Gladstone. We love the beautiful views and the peacefulness of the lake and surrounding area.
My background includes being a manager or district manager for the past 30 years. I have led teams of 10-200 people at different times in my tenure. I have also served on an Officials Association for seven years, holding multiple positions. I am a problem solver by trade, and I also have the ability to think outside the box to get things accomplished.
The greatest challenge facing our Association is attracting new members and being able to keep our current members long term to keep our lake prosperous for years to come.
The top two issues the Board should focus on are: 1. Finding the land to be used for the waste from the dredge is a huge focus and focusing on how to keep the silt from going back into the lake. 2. Long term financial understanding for the members; we need to show them the reasons and the benefits for their dues. Show them what we are doing with their money, not just asking for increases without explanations.
My vision for the lake is to make sure that in the coming years the Board and the membership are all on the same page and to make sure that all transactions are transparent to the membership.