1. How did you end up at Grand Lake?
I was presented the opportunity to start my own business in a community that has a lot of room to grow.
2. What are your thoughts on Grand Lake and where do you see us in the next five or 10 years?†
Grand Lake is the best place to live. Weíre a big bubble ready to burst. It will burst when the economy gets better and development of the city.
3. What are your daily responsibilities?†
My daily responsibilities in my business itís customer service. My customers are real estate agents. As mayor my daily responsibilities is customer service to the community and addressing city issues.
4. What was your very first job?†
Drilling marble bases for trophies in a garage in summer in Davenport, Iowa. Hot and humid. I was 13 and it was to buy a moped. It was a summer job and I think I made $500 for the whole summer.
5. Who do you think of as your mentor(s)?†
Probably my biggest mentor was T.J. Rubley. He was a year older then me, he was our quarterback I played back-up behind him, then he played quarterback at Tulsa for 5 years, and then went on to play for the NFL.
6. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?†
7.† In your position what do you consider the greatest opportunities?† Greatest challenges?†
Grove is just at the beginning stages of developing into a greater place to live. The challenges are getting us there and growing us slow and steady. We donít want to implode.
8. Tell us something about you most people donít know?†
I played semi-pro football for 5 years. Two for Jefferson City, Missouri Jaguars and three for the Springfield Rifles.
9. If you could choose a different career, other than what youíre doing now, what would it be?†
I am pretty happy with what I am doing now. The only thing would be an NFL professional football player.
10.† If you were stuck on island on the lake, what three people would you want to be stuck with and why?†
My wife, our daughter and my father-in-law because he always takes good care of us. Every time we go there he always has everything there for us.