Who am I?
I was born and raised in small-town Pennsylvania, so family, neighbors and community were a large part of my upbringing. After graduating in the top 10 percent from Pen Argyl High School, I received a bachelor of arts in politics from Wake Forest University. (Go Deacs!) I settled into the Charlotte area in 1995. That is when I met my wife, Sandy. We were married in 1998 and moved to Weddington shortly after our son, Scottie, was born in 2000. Our daughter, Anna, was born in 2003.
I have worked in the electronic automation industry for over 16 years. I have been fortunate to be with the same company for 14 of those years. I am the customer service manager for Sterling Services which allows me to serve businesses across the United States but also allows me to be at home with my family at dinner time.
In August of 2003, I was nominated by former Mayor Ed Howie, and appointed by the Weddington Town Council, to finish a term for a vacant seat on the Weddington Planning Board. At that time, being a member of the planning board also meant serving on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board; the Historic Preservation Commission; and for me, an alternate on the Board of Adjustments. This was the start of nearly eight years of my service to our community.
In addition to these town boards, in 2004, I was asked to head a new committee, tasked with studying and making recommendations for our town center. Through many name changes, I am currently chairman of Weddington’s Downtown Core Committee.
I am active in area sport leagues, both playing and coaching (yes, I still find some time to get out and play baseball). I started coaching my son at the YMCA in 2005, and have spent many a night there, at WCWAA or with Legacy Sports trying to do my best to help boys and girls get better at soccer, baseball, football, basketball, and life in general. Outside of my family, this is the most rewarding for me.
As you can see, while I have moved my roots, I have not left them. I have been, and will continue to be committed to our community.
Why am I running?
I have been very active in the community for 11 years. The Town of Weddington has worked hard to keep its rural character while being part of one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina. I think it’s important to have proven leadership to continue to move Weddington forward without losing our past.
What is my experience?
I have been involved with the Town of Weddington and have interacted with the Weddington Town Council for over eight years.
Planning Board (current)
Board of Adjustments (current)
Chairman of the Downtown Core Committee (current)
Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (current vice-chair, past chair)
Local Area Regional Transportation Plan Steering Committee member
Historical Preservation Commission (current)
My involvement has given me a good understanding of what is important in this election and ultimately Weddington’s wants and needs over the next four