I have lived in Taylor Township off and on since 1966. I attended Taylor Elementary and graduated from Taylor High School in 1978. I then went on to attend Manchester College were I received a degree in Marketing and Management.
My wife is Julie, who was a 1980 graduate of Eastern High School. She's been in banking since 1993 and is currently employed as a loan interviewer at Solidarity Community FCU. We've had 2 children go thru the Taylor School system. The first was Douglas, who graduated in 2004 with honors and is currently living in Houston, Texas and working at Continental Airlines. Danielle graduated in 2007 also with honors and will be attending IUK in the fall. Our third child is Clayton, who will be part of the class of 2019. I am very proud to say all 3 of our children will be graduates of Taylor High School.
I have been in Retail Management since 1981. I started as a manager of a Dime Store in Northern Indiana & then moved around the state with Danners Inc, Marjax Sporting Goods and Best Buy, then I got the opportunity to move back to my home town of Kokomo in 1993 to open the new Shoe Carnival. My wife and I have enjoyed working with Prevent Child Abuse of Howard County since 1999. We have served as the Chairperson of the fundraising committee and we are still currently committee members. I also have enjoyed helping coach Clayton in PAL Flag Football and being an assistant coach of his Rookie League baseball.
I decided to become a board member because I feel Taylor is a great school system that has had some difficult times. With my management experience, I feel I might be able to lend a hand in moving our school system in a positive and more stable direction. I want everyone to know that I have an open ear and will listen to suggestions and comments you may have. Please remember it's all about our kids.