How long have you worked at Stow-Glen, or in the Eldercare industry?
Prior to coming to Stow Glen, I had worked with people who have developmental disabilities for fifteen years. The hardest job of my life was being a stay-at-home dad for 3 years before coming to Stow Glen fifteen years ago.
What was your first job?
When I was twelve I was a field hand for a corn farmer.
What did you learn at that job that you apply to your job at Stow-Glen everyday?
Although I didn't know this Vince Lombardi quote then, I learned "Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." That farmer had a great team of kids detasseling his corn. My goal has been to surround myself with great teams ever since. I've found that at Stow Glen.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am originally from Uniontown, Ohio but moved to Evansville, Indiana during my adolescent years. I moved back to Ohio to finish High School and then I graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor's degree in Social Work. I have been married to my first wife Linda since 1992 and we have two adult children. I am active in my church and love camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. My most intimate awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.