I spent most of my youth growing up in Fresno, California with my parents and younger sister. I then attended Fresno City College, Fresno State University and the University of Wyoming. I started my career as a buyer for the Longs Drug Store Chain. After nine years with Longs Drug, I changed employment to the Lipton Tea Company in Sacramento, California. I was promoted through various management positions and moved to several locations over the next 25 years and finally ended up in Seattle as a Regional Sales Manager for the Pacific Northwest.
Up until 1975 I had been a member of the Missouri Synod. At that time I joined the Wisconsin synod at St. Marks in Sacramento, California. I have stayed active in the churches I have attended. I have held the positions of Evangelism Chairman, President for six years, Financial Secretary, Elder and currently Head Elder for Holy Trinity in Des Moines, Washington.
I have been happily married to my wife Pam for 32 years. The Lord blessed us with two wonderful children. The oldest, Kristi, is married and resides in Suffolk, Virginia. She is a Special Education Teacher and her husband is a Major in the Air Force. Our youngest, Heidi, was a graduate of Evergreen Lutheran High School in the year 2000. Currently she is attending Herzing College Dental and Medical Division in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She plans to be a Dental Hygienist.
I developed my love for Evergreen observing the wonderful changes it made in my daughter’s life. The Lord has blessed me with the opportunity to also serve as Development Director at Evergreen. I am so looking forward to meeting everyone in the Pacific Northwest and discussing our future here at Evergreen.