Q: What’s your background/ affiliation with Morgan County? Did you grow up here? Are you a transplant and if so, what brought you to Morgan County?
A: I am a lifelong resident of Morgan County having grown up in the western part of the county, near Eminence, where I still reside with my wife Karen and daughter Danica.
Q: What do you love most about Morgan County?
A: Obviously it’s my home county and place of birth. I’ve always lived in a rural setting and Morgan County fits that lifestyle very well. The small-town feel, friendly helpful neighbors. It’s a county that is very people ordinated in its giving and helpfulness to those in need of assistance or a helping hand to get back on their feet. I’m very proud to call Morgan County home.
Q: Is this where you thought you would end up?
A: Absolutely. My full intention has always been to live and raise my family in Morgan County.
Q: What professional/ philanthropic organizations are you associated with and in what ways?
A: I’m a member of the Morgan County Farm Bureau Board, Morgan County Fair Board, South Central Indiana REMC Operation Round UP Board, Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board, and Indiana Sheriff’s Association Board of Directors. I am also very involved in the Morgan County 4-H program.
Q: How do you spend most of your time?
A: While away from work I spend most of my time tending to our cattle and other animals as well as supporting my daughter in her many ventures. My daughter plays basketball at Eminence High School, and she is an avid livestock showman.
Q: Why is philanthropy important to you?
A: I believe philanthropic efforts not only strengthen and educate communities but also improve the quality of life for future generations.
Q: What motivates you to serve on CFMC’s board?
A: I like knowing that I am making a difference in the community through my chosen career and as someone who is helping those reach their goals via Grants, Scholarships, and other funding.
Q: What are you most proud of?
A: I am most proud of my daughter and the young lady that she is becoming. I think one of your greatest accomplishments should be your children as they are a direct reflection of you.
Q: What would you tell community members Today about getting involved in their community?
A: It is never too late to get involved in your community, and make a difference by donating time, money, and or resources. Becoming involved can cost you as little as nothing but time.
Q: What’s the best advice you have received that you would pass along?
A: Trust in God and his plan. No matter what occurs in our life, God is in control and will never forsake us.