Short Bio

I am a life long Tucsonan who understands the importance of community service. My family moved to Tucson in 1952. My mother was a nurse and my father was a teacher. I begin my life of service as a alter boy in my church and than joined the US Army in 1969. I worked as a Photographer in the Army and after my service I went to work for Ray Manley Photography.

I joined Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 106 and was elected President in 1986 when I help organized the first Nam Jam (the largest gathering of Vietnam Veterans in the Southwest). I have served on many City of Tucson committees and commissions, including the Small Business Commission. I was a founding member of the Citizen Police Advisory Review Board where I worked with Police Chief Roberto Villasenor on our City's plan for Community Based Policing in 1996. I was President of Rincon Heights Neighborhood Association and Chairman of Campus Community Relation Committee when I worked with the City Council members from Ward 6, Ward 3 and the Mayor of Tucson in the development of the University of Arizona's Comprehensive Campus Plan.

Currently I serve as the Community Representative to the Roskruge School Site Council and I have been, for over 14 years, a member of the Board of Directors of West University Neighborhood Association. I am a self employed Craftsman specializing on renovation of historic homes in my neighborhood and an Elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church.