During my professional career I didn’t have a lot of spare time to serve the communities I lived in. This is my opportunity to serve. My wife Debbie and I have owned 12 different homes before moving to Punta Gorda. All but one of those were the result of corporate relocations. Punta Gorda is the first place we CHOSE to live. We LOVE Punta Gorda! When we retired and moved here, we didn’t know a single person other than maybe our realtor and builder. So, I made a real effort to get involved in the community and put down roots. During my first term on council I was nearing the end of the commitment I made to the Isles Yacht Club four years earlier, and thought I would have the time necessary to be an effective council member. Little did I know then how significant that new commitment would be! But it has been one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things I’ve ever done. So much so that I’m excited for the opportunity to continue. This time with eyes wide open!