Thank you for visiting my website, where you can learn more about my background, accomplishments, and the things I am interested in.
I enjoyed a 35-year career working in both Fortune 500 companies and start-ups. Several of the Fortune 500 companies I worked with were not in that category when I started there, but I helped them grow and succeed. I also worked in several high technology start-ups and privately owned companies.
Starting out in Human Resources through a Management Training Program at Bechtel Nuclear, I retired as Vice President of Administration – and Corporate Secretary – for a developer of communications devices.
Though I still take on occasional roles managing executive searches and other HR and strategic administrative challenges for companies and non-profit organizations, I am now mostly retired.
Several companies I was affiliated with worked on government projects – including the B2 stealth bomber; planning for Operation Desert Storm; helping the Defense Threat Reduction Agency [DTRA] develop its nuclear and Unconventional Nuclear monitoring technology and overseeing warfare test bed security. Many of these companies also worked closely with intelligence agencies, and I helped to start one company that was directly CIA funded. In addition, I am a Navy veteran (Vietnam era) and a proud Plank Owner (one of the people who helped set up) of the 10th Fleet Information Warfare Training Command.
For eight years I served on the Pacific Grove city council, and on the Monterey One Water Board of Directors for five. Elected (and reelected) by my peers as Board Chair for two years, I helped to successfully negotiate with multiple state and regional agencies to start a $126 million water recycling plant which – one its expansion is completed – will provide about half of the Monterey area’s water needs for the future.
Early in my career my wife and I lived in a very nice Homeowners Association which had an ongoing lawsuit against the developers for latent and patent defects. I served on the HOA Board and, while President, we settled the lawsuit for $19.2 million. We then contracted with design, engineering, and construction companies to resolve the deficiencies through a $20 million reconstruction project. This involved moving residents into temporary housing for six to eight weeks each – which we paid for – while the work on each of the 155 homes was completed. The community is still beautiful and now in great shape.
My education includes a BA from UC Berkeley, a M.Sc. in International Business from St. Mary’s College, and a Certificate in Business, Law, and Economics from Stanford.
My wife Kathleen and I have been married for 30 years. Kathleen was a Speech/Language Pathologist working with stroke victims, people with swallowing problems, and the elderly in Pacific Grove and all around the Monterey Peninsula. She also worked as a Sales Representative and Anesthesia Specialist for Abbott Labs for 13 years.
I believe in giving back to my community. Almost as soon as we moved to Pacific Grove, I became involved in a Rotary project to rebuild The Little House in Jewell Park. My wife and I have also made significant donations to some of Pacific Grove’s most cherished institutions; such as the renovation of the Point Pinos Lighthouse, the Save the Children’s Pool fundraising campaign, and the campaign to raise money for the renovation of the city’s Carnegie Library.
UC Berkeley Alumni Association – Life Member
St. Mary’s College
American Economic Association
World Economics Association
American Legion – Life Member
Veterans of Foreign Wars – Life Member