I graduated college from Southeast Missouri State with my bachelors degree in December of 2004. I earned a GPA of 3.8, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Being a first generation college graduate, a lot was expected of me and much encouragement came from family. I paid 100% of my college expenses on my own.
I started my career in February of 2007 in the Boone Trails District of the Greater St. Louis Area Council. While there I was promoted to Senior District Executive and served as a Camp Director at Swift High Adventure Base for 3 summers.
My next position was to serve as the District Director in the New Horizons District. This district was the largest in the council serving over 7000 Youth and having a Friends of Scouting Goal exceeding $400,000.
I was promoted in January of 2014 to a Field Director serving St. Louis City, North St. Louis County, and St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren Counties in Missouri. I managed 4 districts with 6 staff members. Here I was really able to see Scouting work in an urban environment.
I accepted another promotion in July of 2014 to lead our districts in Southern Missouri and Illinois. I moved my family to lead this area encompassing 30 of the council's then 38 counties. it was in this position where I was promoted to the Assistant Director of Feild Service.
Having 3 children has lead to where my interests are at this present time. Much of my time is spent being a den leader, coaching baseball, being a soccer dad, and watching gymnastics.
When not doing those I enjoy working on my 93 Corvette project, piddling outside, or serving in my church.