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Education: I am a 1982 graduate of Meridian High School. I have fond memories of my time there, and great respect for my teachers (some of whom still teach there). My wife and I have been involved with the FFA Booster Club since we returned to the district in 2000. All three of our children graduated from Meridian.
Community Service: In addition to being heavily involved with the FFA Booster Club, I have been an officer in the Bellingham Central Lions Club, a member of my church board, and at one point in time the President of the Washington State Grange.
Statement: I believe that Meridian is one of the best schools in the state, and truly reflects the values of our community. We face certain challenges with regard to our tax base that other districts don't simply because of our location. We have to be diligent in our spending to ensure that we are getting the best return for investment that we can. I do believe our current board and administration have been doing a good job of that. Having helped raise money for the HS barn, I am familiar with stretching dollars for maximum benefit. Meridian has many diverse opportunites for students to prepare for a successful life after school; The arts, career curriculum, leadership training, music, sports, etc. I would fight to preserve, and even expand these opportunities whenever and wherever possible. Whatever it is, our students excel, setting high goals and achieving them. They make us all proud. Go Trojans!