Native Oregonian born in Albany, Oregon, raised in Albany, Dallas, Stayton returning to Albany. Graduated from Albany Union High, attended Oregon College of Education, Merit Davis School of Commerce and Chemeketa Community College.
Moved to Dallas in September 1967 upon marring my wife Alice, we raised three daughters in Dallas.
Worked in the grocery business, was a salesman for Frito Lay Inc. Hired by the City of Dallas in 1983 as Fire Inspector, promoting through the department and retired as Fire Chief in 2013.
Served on Governor appointed Fire Service Committees and numerous Organization during my career.
I am available to anyone from our community that wishes to discuss Council issues and be assured I will be there to listen.