I am a Native Oregonian. I grew up on the south side of the central coast in the small town of Bandon. After serving in the US Navy for 11 years I returned home to pursue my passion in leadership. I graduated from the University of Oregon with degrees in Sociology and Planning, Public Policy, & Management.
After a few years of working I returned to academic pursuits and earned my Masters of Business Administration with a heavy emphasis on Servant Leadership from Northwest Christian University. Life took a twist and I left the Eugene, Oregon area and moved to the Portland, Oregon circus! I currently work for a very large company and have enjoyed great benefits which have allowed me to continue my life long pursuit of knowledge. I have completed Six Sigma Master Black Belt coursework with Villanova University as well as an Executive Management certificate from University of Notre Dame. Recently, I earned my second Master’s Degree from Michigan State University in Management, Strategy, & Leadership.
I have lived a pretty good life and I keep things honest. No mincing of words from me and sometimes that means I drop a little bomb in my language. Please, forgive me if my language becomes a little brutish.
I pride myself on being able to learn from anyone and any circumstance.