My family and I moved to Loves Park in May, 2005. I graduated from Streamwood (IL) High School in 1988, earning a degree in Accounting in 2003. I’ve been married to Christina for 30 years and have three beautiful daughters; Ashley, Sarah, and Amanda. All have been Harlem Huskies. I’ve held many careers; from being a line cook to a cab driver, a lawn care specialist to a loader/unloader for UPS, an over-the-road truck driver to currently being a school bus driver for Harlem Consolidated #122 the last eight years. I have a pretty good understanding of the daily struggles of everyday workers. The fear of being a paycheck away from losing everything, using our social safety net programs (unemployment, welfare, food stamps) when we’ve needed it, and getting off of them the moment we didn’t.
I have humbly and happily volunteered some of my time for the following –>
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful for their clothing, metals, drug/medicine drives, and annual Clean Up Day
The annual MS Walk for the Cure at Klehm’s Arboretum in Rockford, IL
The Loves Park VFW for the Homeless Veterans Christmas Day breakfast, 2015 & 2016
I have volunteered for little league as coach and loved supporting youth athletics in the community.
I’ve also driven for the local Veterans Affairs driving vets from Rockford to the Madison, Wisconsin VA clinic, have volunteered at the Northern Illinois Food Bank, am a newly minted member of the VFW Auxiliary, and currently volunteer some of my time for the I-Read Program at the Parker Center in Machesney Park .