Please give us some background about yourself including where you live, education, military, work history, family, etc.
I have lived in Camden County for 28 years. I moved here in 1994 when I purchased a business. Later that same year, I started a construction business also. The construction business is full line construction including septic system installation. In 2003 I married my wife, Rhonda, and in 2005 our daughter Olivia was born. My wife currently works for the Camdenton School District and my daughter will be a junior at Camdenton when school starts in August. I hold a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Missouri S&T, and I am a published researcher in the field of Environmental Remediation. I hold state certifications for advanced septic system installation and septic system inspections for real estate transactions. In addition, I will be starting my fifth year coaching 7th and 8th grade robotics at Camden Schools, and I have been refereeing competitions for 8 years. I was Camden County Presiding Commissioner from January 1, 2011 until December 31, 2014. Of all the candidates for Presiding Commissioner, I have the best and most applicable education and the most effective experience.