I was born in Great Bend, Kansas, in 1961, but raised in Bolivar after moving to Missouri in 1965 when I was four years old. I graduated from Bolivar High School, have been married to my wife Jenise since 1988 and we have two daughters, Lorrie and Lacy.
My tenure with the City of Bolivar began in August 1992 as a laborer in the Street Department. In July of 2004, I assumed the duties of Supervisor of that department and held that position for 6 years. And in 2012 I took the position of Public Works Director.