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Military Veteran, US Forest Service Employee, Water Board President


I am California born and raised, a son, a father, a husband, and in December, a first time Grandpa.

Right after high school, I joined the Air Force and served 24 years of service with distinction at Travis Air Force Base. It was a great experience for inner strength, leadership and managing people.   It has reinforced my strong belief in my mantra, "Do the right thing the first time, every time."

When I retired as Master Sergeant in 2005, I moved to Mace Meadows in Pioneer with my son and wife to be closer to my parents and to enjoy retirement in a peaceful community.  

That retirement didn't last long. In 2007 I took a position with the USDA Forest Service.  I've enjoyed all my fire assignments as a Ramp Manager.  During fire seasons I am sent out anywhere needed to coordinate the air fields for the tankers, smoke jumpers and other fire personnel on the ground.  This requires critical thinking, attention to detail, and an ability to work under pressure. During the off season, you can find me at McClellan Wildland Fire Training and Conference Center coordinating and managing the facility and automotive fleets.  Working for the Forest Service has given me a greater appreciation for the forest I live in.  It reinforces the importance for all of us in Amador County, and in particularly District 3 to be fire safe.

Soon after moving to Pioneer, I was invited by those who know my honorable ethics to be on the First Mace Meadow Water Association Board. I accepted because I care about our water here in the Upcountry. I am now the President of the Board and managing officer.  This has been a great opportunity to manage a very large budget, keep our drinking water safe, and ensure the Fire Department has the water resources they need. 

This was only the start to my commitment to this community.

In 2017, I was encouraged by many Pioneer citizens to run for Chairperson of the Upcountry Community Council (UCC). To my surprise, I was voted in unanimously. Now with that door opened, there has been an overwhelming outcry for me to run for Supervisor.  While I had never considered a public office, now that I have researched the position and looked into how we are currently represented, I feel it is important for me to step forward.

My wife Suzanne is a small business owner in Pioneer.  I see her day in and day out as she puts her heart and soul into her business.  I wholeheartedly support all small businesses in Amador County.  Your hard work and dedication past the call of duty is admirable.

Suzanne, who also shares in my moral compass and Christian beliefs, is also a retired firefighter and paramedic, 25+ years of volunteering for the Red Cross and currently works part-time in the mornings at Quest Diagnostics in Jackson

Suzanne and I are avid kayakers, or Yakers as we like to call us.  In District 3, it is pretty awesome to have Lower Bear Reservoir and Silver Lake so readily available.  We try to get away camping as frequently as we can.  If there isn't enough time to "get away," then exploring the back roads of the El Dorado forest in our 4x4 is a sure place to "not" find us!

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