How long have you been in the school business profession?
I’ve been in the profession for about 15 years this month.
How did you first get involved in the school business profession?
I was working on my Ph.D. at Miami University and had a friend who was a superintendent in the area. When he learned about my background, he said I'd be great at being a school treasurer. So instead of becoming a superintendent, I ended up becoming a school treasurer due to my business background. It made sense and it was a good fit.
What is your proudest career accomplishment?
I think at this point in time, I've kept Piqua City Schools in the black for the ninth consecutive year. That to me is a big milestone, but we're still working on keeping that in place as long as possible.
What do you feel is the most important part of your job?
I think at the end of the day when I try to really boil it down, because there are so many aspects to it, it's making sure that people have the resources they need to do their job successfully.
What’s at the top of your professional bucket?
I just achieved what was probably the top of my list: getting my SFO. When I look to the future, my hope is to continue to help OASBO any way I can, and maybe at some point become President of OASBO.
What’s at the top of your personal bucket list?
I want to visit all 50 states and do as much traveling to other countries as possible. I’ve been working on that list, and I'll keep working on it as long as I can.
Who is your hero?
I would have to say Ronald Reagan is the first person that always comes to mind when asked about heroes. I think it's just that sense of patriotism and how he brought people together.
If you were an office supply item, which would you be and why?
I think it's the stapler. As treasurer, you hold it all together.
What's your favorite TV show?
What is your favorite restaurant?
Thai 9 in Dayton is probably my favorite.
How many years have you been an OASBO member?
I've been in OASBO every year that I’ve been in the profession, so 15 years.
What roles and positions have you held over the years in OASBO?
I'm on a lot of committees: AOS Advisory, Education Finance/ODE Advisory, Legislative, and Annual Conference Track Session Committees. I've also been involved with my local chapter of OASBO.
What is the best or your favorite part of being involved in OASBO?
For me, it's always the Annual Conference. Not enough can be said for being able to network with colleagues.