PERSONAL:

  • Resident of Fort Mill for 28 years
  • Both children graduated from FMSD
  • Daughter and daughter-in-law are FMSD teachers
  • Two grandchildren attending FMSD schools

SERVICE:

  • Schools:
    • 9 years as Fort Mill School Board Trustee, first elected in 2009.
      • 3 years as Vice Chair
      • 5 years on Policy Committee
      • 2 years Intergovernmental Relations Chair
      • Board representative for Foundation For Fort Mill Schools
    • Co-chair of 2008 $96M School Bond Referendum, funding:
      • BTMS, TCES, DBES
      • NFHS Football Stadium
      • Land purchases
    • 11 years on District’s Strategic Planning Committee
    • 7 years in Leadership roles in various School Improvement Councils (SIC):
      • 2 at FMES
      • 3 at FMMS
      • 2 at NFHS
    • FMHS Band Boosters (fundraising, chaperoning, videographer)
    • Chaperone for school events/trips
  • Community:
    • 31 years as adult leader in Scouting
      • 15 years on Palmetto Council Boy Scouts’ Executive Board
        • 8 years as VP Program
        • Course Director for Wood Badge (adv adult leader training)
      • Served many different roles including National Jamboree Staff, Fundraising Event Chair, Council and District Activities Chair, Training Chair, Camping Chair, Scoutmaster, CubMaster, Den Leader
    • Rotary International Member
    • 7 years coaching girl’s fast-pitch softball in recreation and travel leagues
    • Active member of St. Johns United Methodist Church
      • Church Council (current)
      • Praise Band (former)
      • Youth Leader (former)
    • Co-chaired 2007 Jenna’s Legacy of Smiles to fund a room at Levine’s Children’s Hospital

PROFESSIONAL & EDUCATION:

  • R&D Technical Supervisor and project manager at 3M, hold 3 patents
  • 33 years engineering & management experience in various roles (manufacturing, applications, R&D)
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, NCSU