I am the son of a general contractor and I started my construction career at the age of 11. I spent a lot of my spare time working on my father’s construction projects until I left home to attend college. I graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics. The year I graduated was the worst recorded year for job prospects and I ended up back in the building trades.
I started my own construction company a few years later and working the construction trade for several years until the poor economy forced me to seek other employment. I managed to secure a job in public transit in Spokane, WA. I started out as a coach operator and became a transportation supervisor at Spokane Transit Authority. I worked there for nearly 20 years. I decided that I needed to make a change in my life and went back to school and earned an Associates of Applied Science degree in Computer Networking. My timing was again very poor and I graduated into a bad job market. I returned to the building trades, working in apartment maintenance and eventually I became the maintenance supervisor of Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
I have held this position for over 4 years and we have one son and two grandsons. My son and his family reside in Ingolstadt, Germany, where he is employed by Northrup-Grumman as the inspector officer on the Eurohawk program. My interests include collecting postage stamps, sports cards and Hard Rock Café glasses. Also, I enjoy golfing.