Where are you originally from? Essentially Carbondale. I moved here in the 7th grade.

What brought you to the Roaring Fork Valley? My father moved here to work for Colorado Mountain College.

What was your most interesting or unusual job? I worked for Life Cycles in Carbondale putting together new bicycles. 

Why did you apply to RFL? I participated in a similar leadership class in Glenwood Springs about 20 years ago. That was a great experience that gave me tremendous satisfaction. I am hoping to  make another meaningful civic contribution. 

What is your definition of success? Making a difference in something bigger than myself. 

What are you most proud of in the last year? The growth that my daughters have made in their respective schooling endeavors. 

What do you regret not doing in the last year? Not spending enough time with my family.

What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before? Go to Alaska.

Anything you would like to share so far about your RFL experience? So far so good. 

What’s the best advice you ever heard?  Reality is truly the way things are. Not the way you wish things to be. Either accept reality or it will work against you.