I grew up in northwestern Ohio, graduated from Bowling Green State University and then taught high school in Elyria Ohio. I came to Madison, like so many others to attend the UW and like so many others, fell in love with the city and decided to stay here. Until 2013 I was an information technology instructor at Madison College.
Early in our marriage, Jenny and I decided to spend a big part of our lives serving others. So in 2000, Jenny and I started to be involved with the Packer Townhouse and Northport Apartment neighborhoods. A group from our church joined together with the staff and residents of the neighborhoods to provide monthly community dinners, Christmas parties and back to school picnics.
In 2005 we started the River Food Pantry, as a response to needs expressed by our friends in those neighborhoods. I love my work at The River and the people we serve. In my free time, I like to read. Jenny and I also love to travel.