I retired as a USAF colonel in 2011 with 30 years of active duty. With two children in high school, we returned to this area because of the outstanding high school, a small-town atmosphere, and one of the best cross-country programs in the state.
I believe the skills that I have been blessed with would be a good match for the board. I have previously served as a board member and chairman of the board of Air Academy Credit Union in Colorado Springs. I taught on the faculty of the Air Force Academy for over nine years and hold an earned doctorate in mathematical sciences as well as five years experience as a dean at a nationally ranked graduate school.
I am actively involved at the high school as an assistant with the cross-country and track teams, a volunteer at the concession stands, and work with the Sports Association.
I believe two of the biggest challenges facing our district are budget difficulties in our current economy and steady growth in our student population. With my experience and education, we can accomplish critical planning to meet future challenges and provide the best possible education for our children.