Veteran – I am an Army Veteran, finishing with a final rank of Captain. If re-elected I would continue to be the only commissioner with military experience.
Education – I Graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. It routinely tops the top public educations in the United States with multiple #1 rankings by Forbes, US News and World Report, and the Princeton Review. I would bring my mathematics and engineering degree to bear on problem solving for the county. If elected I would be the only commissioner with an engineering degree.
Family Life – I am a husband of 18 years and a father of 4 girls. I attend with my family Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Allen. I have lived in Collin County for twenty years.
Corporate Technology Experience – As a global account manager I had exposure to high tech in the Telecom Corridor in Collin County for 14 years. I bring tech savviness to everything that I do.
Former Small Business Owner – I grew my business from $0 to the top producing franchise over five years. I have been a steward of my own money and I understand spending money on things that matter first and then on things that are nice to have. You can’t always have both and I will be a good steward of your tax dollars. Having sold my business I now devote my full efforts to you as your County Commissioner.
My wife Marie and I have been married for 18 years, and I have lived in the area for the past 20 years. We have four daughters whom we are raising as Christian leaders, we attend services in Allen. I am the son of a Korean War vet, and my parents were small business owners. I lost my father when I was in the 10th grade and my mother worked 3 jobs for a time (Machine Shop, Franchise Owner, and for the local ISD) in order to provide for me. I knew it was up to me to secure my way to school and was recipient of numerous scholarships to include Texas A&M with ROTC and the Sul Ross Scholarship. I proudly received nominations to West Point from both Senators and my State Representative and ultimately accepted.
I accepted my appointment to West Point and after graduating was stationed at Fort Sill and Fort Hood. I went into the reserves and exited as a Captain. Since then I've worked in telecom, for a variety of startups in management and leadership roles. I took that entrepreneurial spirit with me starting a franchise that we grew to the largest of its kind in just three years. I credit that quick growth to my experiences among some of the nation's best military leaders and among some of the best tech leaders.
I am proud of my family, and my family's daily hard work at our business to serve our customers and deliver results consistently to our clients. We have been franchise of the year twice, and our team has received several awards. We sold our business and I now devote my full time to serving the residents of Collin County.
In my community involvements, I have participated with the Boys and Girls Club of Collin County on multiple Christmas bike builds, the Make-A-Wish Foundation making wishes come true. I am also a member of Team RWB, the National Rifle Association, Sons of the American Revolution, Allen-Fairview Rotary, American Mensa, the Plano Bicycling Association, and prior member of Allen Kiwanis. I am also on the finance committee for my church, Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church.