I am a resident of Davis Township, Fountain County, and graduated from Purdue University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in chemistry and biology. After college I returned to the family farm where my wife Zoetta, a retired registered nurse, and I reside today. We are the parents of Jason and Amy, and have three grandchildren. Besides farming, I am a licensed real estate broker, former member of The Fountain Trust Bank advisory board and served four terms as the Davis Township trustee. I enjoy fishing in Canada, Corvettes and my grandchildren.
In 1973, I was elected to the Tipmont board and during my time on the board I have served six years as secretary-treasurer, 24 years as chairman and two years as vice-chairman. In 1985 I became a National Rural Electric Cooperatives Certified Director after successfully completing several courses. From 1993 through 2008 I served as a director to the boards of North Central Data Cooperative in Bismarck, North Dakota and its successor the National Information Services Cooperative of St. Louis, MO. I also served on the Financial Planning committee of Wabash Valley Power Association. I was chosen by the Tipmont board in 2008 to be a director on the Indiana Electric Cooperatives board where I currently serve on the seven-member executive committee.
My goals as a director have always been to represent the members in ways that will improve their lives by providing efficient, reliable, requested services at reasonable costs.