I was born on an Air Force base in Alaska to an Air Force Family. I grew up all around this country, but home was always back here; my Dad is from Garden City and my Mom is from Pocatello. Growing up like that shaped how I view the world, and gave me a great appreciation for public service and community. I'm excited and humbled to be able to serve you as your Mayor, and I'm looking forward to working with you to make a difference.
I'm the second of 13 children. I've lived in 10 states, Guam, and England. I went to BYU where I earned an M.S. in Civil Engineering, and more importantly, met Lesli. We've been married since 1995. In 1998 we moved to Idaho where I worked as a consulting engineer and became licensed as a Professional Engineer. In 2003, we took a job in California, but the pull was too strong and in 2006 we came to Cache Valley to complete a Ph.D. in Bioenergy from USU and this is where we plan to stay. In 2007, I ran for City Council and served from 2008-2012.
We've loved living in Nibley and raising our 6 kids (Jake, Hannah, Layla, Lincoln, Luke, and Asher) here. I've also loved serving as a Scout leader in the community. There are some outstanding young people in this City, and I'm proud to have been associated with them.
As your Mayor, I'm focused on representing the interests of the people of this community, and keeping Nibley great. I'll take the experience and I'll do my best.
This is my Personal Mission Statement:
On my honor, I do my best to do my duty to God, Family, and Country; to help other people at all times, to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. I am trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. As a leader and steward I use my gifts, blessings, resources, and talents to provide opportunities to others. I seek to humbly recognize and accept truth and goodness.