I am married to my wife Brenda and together we have 3 sons and 1 daughter. We have 7 grandchildren with one living in the country of Slovakia. I have lived in the city for over 40 years.
I started my career with the City of Mascotte in August 1986 as a Volunteer Fire Fighter. In 1989, I was asked to take over the Fire Department as the Fire Chief. The Fire Department operated as a Basic Life Support Department until we achieved the status of Advanced Life Support in 2011.
Mascotte Fire Department was known County wide for providing outstanding service to our community. As the Fire Chief I always lead by example and very proud of all our accomplishments.
During my time with the Fire Department, we held many, many fundraisers and purchased over $100,000 worth of life saving equipment for the City.
I have been on many committees and President of the Lake / Sumter Fire Chiefs Association. I also achieved my Certified Public Manager Certification
I have to say God has played a big part of my life and has helped me and my family overcome life situations.