Posted on Dec 10, 2021
After serving 24 years in the Air Force as an intelligence officer and retiring from my final assignment at the Pentagon this summer, my family and I have relocated to Fort Collins. I am working remotely for eSimplicity, a digital services company in Maryland. I am eager to connect with the Fort Collins community and serve in new way. Why Fort Collins?
My wife Andrea and I have been married 24 years and have two college-age sons. Our youngest son, told us last fall that he intended to go to college in Colorado. Andrea and I recognized the opportunity to invest in our youngest son and the opportunity to choose where we wanted to live rather than being told by the military where to live. So, I decided to retire after 24 years (14 duty assignments) and we all decided to move to Colorado together.
Why Rotary? I had been a member of Rotary in Rapid City, SD 2007-2008, while we were stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base. My Air Force responsibilities did not allow me to continue my Rotary membership after we left Rapid City. However, I learned from experience the positive impact Rotarians have on the community and the exceptional opportunity for fellowship with service-minded community leaders.