Get to know Project Respect’s Director!
Q: When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be:
A: A veterinarian – I enjoyed caring for animals and giving them treatments for their illnesses.
Q: How did you end up at Project Respect?
A: I was at a place in life where I wanted to apply my leadership skills to an organization that would make a difference in the lives of others, especially to the youth of our community.
Q: What do you love most about working with Project Respect?
A: Being able to offer helpful solutions to real life issues.
Q: Favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Butter pecan is a favorite, but also vanilla topped with either strawberries or peaches. Make sure to soften the ice cream before serving it!
Q: What food can you not go without?
A: I love my grassfed beef! Of course I’m a little bit partial, since that is what we raise on our farm…
Q: What’s one of your best memories as a child?
A: Times with family; Sunday afternoons at Grandpa’s cottage at the lake, working together on the farm, mealtimes…
Q: If I could go anywhere in the world:
A: I think it would be interesting to go to the Alsace-Lorraine area of France. This was where some of my ancestors would have immigrated from; it would be fun to see what the landscape looked like.
Q: People might be surprised to know:
A: My wife Sandy and I had 2 great-granddaughters born this past year. We’re not really old enough for that, but we sure are enjoying it!
Q: When I’m not in the classroom, scheduling, or emailing teachers, I’m most likely to be found:
A: Working outside on the farm; tending to the cattle, working on the latest project, or making firewood/cutting brush. On a Sunday morning I’m most likely to be found preaching.
Q: How do you relax?
A: Read a book, watch high school sports, or cut brush.
Q: What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you emotional, cry or tear up?
A: We have most recently enjoyed watching a couple of Hallmark series; “When Calls the Heart” and “When Hope Calls”.
Q: Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?
A: I would choose to share my mealtime with Sandy.
Q: Would you like to be famous? In what way?
A: I don’t think I’d like to be famous, just someone who made a difference.
Q: What would constitute a perfect day for you?
A: A perfect day would include time spent moving cattle on pasture, making hay, helping a friend, relaxing with Sandy.