I began my professional Scouting career in 1979 as a district executive in Pensacola, Florida. In 1982 I joined the staff of the Tampa, Florida council and served in several positions during my tenure, the last being director of field service.
From 2000-2011 I was the Scout executive and CEO of the local BSA council in Kennewick, Washington.
I have served on the national staff of the BSA in five different roles: Associate Director of Cub Scouting; Director of the Philmont Training Center; Team Lead for Volunteer Development and staff advisor to the National Volunteer Training Committee; Team Lead for Learning Delivery; and Area Director for Area 5 of the Central Region.
In February 2016 the executive board of the Great Salt Lake Council selected me to be their Scout executive and Chief Executive Officer. The council is the second largest in the BSA with over 80,000 members and 3,000 units.
I am a graduate of the University of West Florida, the Rotary International Leadership Institute, and the Disney Institute. I am the author of The Other Side of the Road, the story of the Philmont Training Center.
I am the past president of Rotary Clubs in Florida and Washington, and is a past president of the Cimarron, New Mexico Kiwanis Club. I’m an ordained elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Janet and I are the parents of three grown sons all of whom are Eagle Scouts.