South Central Region Representative, District 23 Chair
Occupation: Active, Department of Transportation. Transportation Supervisor (DH-Maintenance)
Q1: How/when did you become involved in SEANC? I joined SEANC in 1997. My supervisor at work was heavily involved in SEANC. Witnessing his involvement sparked my interest in SEANC. When my supervisor retired, around 2001, I developed an interest in becoming a more active member and taking on a leadership role in SEANC.
Q2: What offices have you held in SEANC? District 23 Chair, District Bylaws, District EMPAC, District Policy Platform, Membership Chair
Q3: What has been the most rewarding part of being active in SEANC? SEANC gives me the opportunity to meet other state government employees. I get to learn about their issues and needs - what they would like to see changed - the things they don’t want to see changed. I also appreciate the legislative insight I gain from my SEANC involvement.
Q4: What do you wish everyone knew about SEANC? I wish state employees and retirees looked beyond not always getting a pay raise. SEANC always fights for our pay raises and benefits but I wish people would consider the other important benefits and services SEANC membership provides, such as, member discounts, good types of insurance, etc. Throughout the entire year, SEANC is at work for state employees and retirees. Even during the “off-season” when legislators are not deciding the budget, SEANC representatives are addressing bills that affect us.
Q5: What are your hobbies? I enjoy sports and riding motorcycles. One favorite activity is riding my motorcycle to the beach with friends.