Education and training in Landscape Design and Landscape Architecture at College of DuPage and Illinois Institute of Technology.
Geneva Park District Board, Treasurer,Elected Commissioner since 1999.
Fox Valley Special Recreation Association Commissioner 2003-4.
Kane County Certified Naturalist since 2007
Delnor Community Hospital Volunteer, 2011-2012
Geneva School District, fundraising, volunteer coordination, enrichment programming since 1994.
Preservation Partners, Durant House, Fabyan Villa, and Japanese Garden-historic interpretation, programs,and fundraising,since 1995
Glen Oaks Therapeutic Day School –Volunteer, 2005 - 2010.
Misericordia,Chicago-Volunteer and fundraising since 1990.
Prior to moving to the Geneva area 12 years ago, I was a Village Trustee in Hanover Park and before that the Chairman of the Development Commission. While living here I’ve been elected as a Precinct Committeeman. In my career, I have designed numerous recreational facilities, working for Park Districts and School Districts. I was the Construction Administrator for the construction of a private gymnasium. The experience that I’ve gained as a Village Trustee and the Chair of the Development Commission helps me to understand how government works; taxes, levies, ordinances, etc. My experience as a civil engineer helps me to understand how facilities are designed and constructed. However, I think the most pertinent experience I have is spending 8 years as an assistant baseball coach for the Geneva Baseball Association. It has been such a treat to help coach these boys that are now developing into fine young men.
The top item on my list would be my over 22 years of being a member of the Geneva Plan Commission. This experience has allowed me to learn how work with government regulations, work with group dynamics and develop an understanding on how to find common ground that will work in the best interest of the involved parties. My attendance record over that period, only a handful of absences in over 300 meetings, shows dedication to meet my commitment to our community. One has only to look at the growth since 1990 to understand the amount of work that the Commission has undertaken while I have been privileged to be a member. I have also served on the Board and as President of the Geneva Senior Housing Corporation, a not-for-profit, that worked to bring senior housing to Geneva in the late 80s till early 2000s. I have served as a volunteer with the Geneva Beautification Committee since the late 1990s. Additionally I am a member of the Geneva Lions Club.