Elected Experience: Four year term - Pasco School District Board of Directors.
Other Professional Experience: Over 25 years experience as a mechanical engineer; small business owner; licensed mechanical engineer in Washington; fluent in the Spanish language; Leadership Tri-Cities Class XXII.
Education: Graduate of Royal High School, Royal City, Washington; Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
Community Service: Served as church leader in local congregation; many years working with church youth groups; currently serving as Scoutmaster; Chairman of White Bluffs District, Boy Scouts of America; Pasco Youth Football board of directors.
Statement: Education is vital to our success both as a community and as a country. In the time I have served on the Pasco School Board we have made some important changes that will set our district up for success.
There are several areas of focus that I think need to be addressed as we move forward. The first is our growth. We are growing more rapidly than our current facilities are equipped to handle and there is need for a long term growth plan. With that plan comes the need to be fiscally responsible. We need to make sure that our district is wisely using our resources. Finally, more than anything, we need good people if we are to succeed as a district. Teachers that feel appreciated, parents that feel their concerns are heard, leadership that has the best interests of everyone at heart, a community that rallies around our future (our youth) and helps them to succeed.
It is my goal to continue to work on needed improvements while highlighting and building on the many good things that are happening in our school district.