I was born in Yakima Washington. When I was very young my family moved to Idaho and settled in the Caldwell area where I grew up and received my education. In 1973 I met my future wife, Lori. Together we have had three children Christopher, Lisa and Nicholas. All of our children were born and raised in this community, attended Caldwell schools, graduating from Caldwell High School and the College of Idaho. In 1976 I started my business career in the Building Materials Industry in Caldwell and have continued to work in this trade throughout the treasure valley ever since. In 2011 I was elected to the Caldwell School Board of Trustees. As a trustee I'm proud to serve this community my family has called home for so many years.
Former Caldwell School District Teacher (1970s)
Licensed Idaho Outdoor Outfitter for Mackay Bar Corporation
Chief Pilot for Mountain Air (Idaho backcountry air service)
Retired American Airlines Captain
Married with five children, all of whom graduated from Caldwell High School
My wife, Ann, and I and our three children are proud to say we have lived here in Caldwell for 10 years. All three of our children attend Caldwell Public Schools. I teach high school English and Public Speaking in a neighboring district, where I have also coached wrestling and advised student media. I grew up in Tacoma, Washington, and Ann grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah.
We chose to raise our family in Caldwell because of the small town feel, but with many of the amenities of a city. Ann has served for many years on the Caldwell Bikeways and Pathways Committee. We love living in Idaho where there is an emphasis on family, faith, the outdoors, and independence. We are invested in our children, our community, and all of the kids in Caldwell. We look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
I am a second generation Caldwell High School graduate, and a native of Caldwell, as was my father. My wife, Sylvia, and I are proud grandparents of the fourth generation of family attending Caldwell schools.
For nearly twelve years, I owned and operated the family printing business, Treasure Craft. In 2002, I returned to school to finish a degree in Business Administration at NNU, having earned about half of my credits at the College of Idaho and BSU. Prior to, and following my years in the printing business, I was involved in retail management with Albertsons. As Operations Manager for an Ace Hardware franchisee, I directed the remodeling and set-up of two new Ace Hardware stores, and managed all operations of the two stores. Later, I built a training program from scratch for MotivePower in Boise, writing and publishing 34 complete training manuals and programs. Now semi-retired, I work in school transportation in Middleton.
I’ve been actively involved in community service all my life, serving in various capacities in everything from Scouting to Kiwanis International. In the mid-1980s, I served as a member of the Caldwell City Council. I was appointed to serve as Trustee for Zone 5 on January 8, 2016, and will complete this term at the end of June, 2017.
I was born and raised in Caldwell. I attended Caldwell Schools and graduated from Caldwell High. Shortly after I graduated from college I returned to Idaho. My husband and I decided we wanted to raise our family in Caldwell. We have enjoyed being involved in the community and all the wonderful associations we have with friends and family. I believe it is important to be involved and to give service to the community in which you live. I have volunteered in CASA, PTO, cub scouts, youth groups and spent numerous hours helping in my children’s classrooms and watching them participate in various activities. I look forward to serving on the school board and helping our school district continue to move in a positive direction.