I am a former insurance executive who retired from the Property and Casualty insurance industry in 2018. I am confident that my background will enable me to deliver sound, practical judgement to issues brought before the West Des Moines School Board. I coached my son’s youth soccer team for five years and volunteered with IRIS (Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind) where I read the Des Moines Register and Wall Street Journal for the vision impaired. My wife, K. Michelle, and I recently celebrated our seventeenth wedding anniversary. We have two adult children who attended the West Des Moines schools. Our granddaughter recently started third grade in the West Des Moines school system. My wife and I are members of Westkirk Presbyterian Church.