Living and working on the West Shore most of my adult life, my wife and I knew for years we wanted to live in Lower Allen Township. We purchased our first home together in Lower Allen several years ago where we live with our dog Chase. We are so grateful for all of our Lower Allen neighbors and for this wonderful community.
I grew up in a very rural area of northern Pennsylvania in a town called Wellsboro. Volunteering in several ways, firefighting became my passion. I began as a junior firefighter as soon as I was able and I have gone on to be a volunteer firefighter for the past 16 years. I took additional night training while I was in school to become an EMT and eventually a Paramedic. I became a live-in firefighter while attending college as my education as a physician assistant progressed. During this time I also worked as a police dispatcher. I continue to be an active Pennsylvania Department of Health EMT and CPR Instructor.
I attended Lock Haven University for both my bachelor’s and master’s degree as a Physician Assistant. After graduating I came to one of the West Shore health systems to work as an ICU and Operating Room Physician Assistant.
I believe that giving back to the community is the best way to serve. In almost a decade working in
the West Shore, I have given back by mentoring physician assistant students during their
education. As the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Northcentral Area Health Education Center, I worked to encourage rural health education.
I hope to have the honor of giving back to this community in another way by serving on the Board of
Commissioners. Commissioners should embody the values of the community they serve and be able to empathize with the residents’ issues and concerns. I look forward to bringing my healthcare
and emergency service expertise to the Board of Commissioners to ensure the safety and
security of our residents. I believe in hard work and the value of a dollar, so I will
ensure every tax dollar is wisely spent. Sound finances are the best way to avoid unnecessary tax
hikes, and I will oppose policies that do not ensure our residents’ best interests.
I have been married to my beautiful wife, Amber for 5 years. She works tirelessly as a front-line Intensive Care Unit Nurse and as a Stop The Bleed trauma educator. We love spending time walking our dog in the Lower Allen Community Park and through our neighborhood. In our spare time we enjoy camping, hiking, and spending time with our families.