"Born and raised in Altoona, I continue to reside here with my wife, Alisha, and our two children, Heidi and Caleb. In 1990 I earned an Associates Degree in Surveying Technology from Penn State and have been a licensed professional Land Surveyor practicing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1996. Having served over one hundred municipalities throughout PA for twenty five years has given me valuable experience to bring to City Council. I have served on Council since January 2010 and have been instrumental in righting the fiscal ship of the City, eliminating blight on many properties, along with making it easier to do business and land development in our City. It is a blessing to have the opportunity to work with our residents, staff and area elected officials to continue to make Altoona a better place to live, work and worship. I serve as assistant Pastor at our church, Vice-Chair of Promised Land Christian Camp in Lancaster County, PA and also serve on the Geospatial Committee of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyor's. My hobbies include hunting, fishing and sports."