I'm officially registered as a Republican. Philosophically, I can identify with Libertarians.
I practice my faith as an Anglican.
When I was growing up, I attended parochial Catholic schools for 12 years. I graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas in 1968.
I graduated from UNLV with degrees in accounting as well as political science. Also, I have earned an advanced masters degree in business as an MBA.
Proudly, I am a fourth generation Nevadan. I have lived in Carson City for more than thirty years.
I have two beautiful daughters who were raised and educated in Carson City.
I am now a retired emeritus awarded college professor of business and economics from Western Nevada College, where I taught for almost thirty years.
I'm currently a Nevada licensed high school math teacher and I specialize in working with at-risk and special education math students at a Nevada state chartered high school.
I currently serve on the "Nevada Commission for Post-Secondary Education" as an appointee of the Governor. The commission licenses and regulates all private post-secondary vocational schools in Nevada. This work is in addition to my other duties as a currently elected member of the Nevada State Board of Education, district 2.
In November 2012, I was again re-elected to continue serving on the state board through 2016. I now represent all the residents of Education District #2 (same as CD #2), which includes all of Northern Nevada.
Previously, I had been re-elected to serve on the State Board of Education the State Board of Education in 2008 representing Carson City, Douglas County, and South and East Washoe County.
I was first elected to public office in 1988 as a member of the Carson City School District Board of Trustees. I served there for eight years, including as its president in 1993. In 1996, I was elected to the Nevada State Board of Education where I served for four years.