I'm your Place 4 Amarillo City Councilmember. I've lived in Amarillo for twenty-two years with my wife Suzanne, who is a fifth grade teacher. For 21 years I worked as the Head of Innovation for Anderson Merchandisers. Now I consult with companies on their technology and business models.

I ride a bicycle when I can and practice Aikido, a martial art. My wife and I have taught Sunday School at First Christian Church. Our oldest daughter, Colleen, is a senior at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Out other daughter, Megan, is a freshman at Southwestern University, and our son Alex is a sophomore at Amarillo Hight School. In 2005 we were one of the Amarillo Public Library’s Families of the Year.

Education

  • BA in Political Science from Texas A&M
  • MA in English from Texas A&M
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • Languages: English, German, French, and Mandarin

Community Involvement

Board member:

  • Amarillo Adult Literacy Council
  • Amarillo Little Theater
  • Amarillo Traffic Commission
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center
  • Mariposa Village Community Land Trust
  • Panhandle 20/Twenty
  • Wildcat Bluff Nature Center

Adjunct instructor of technology at Ascension Academy

Professional Experience

  • Twenty year career creating technology and digital platforms that handle digital content and distribution.

  • Invented the Internet’s first intelligent artificially intelligent web shopping robot.

  • Developed digital marketing strategies for in-store promotions and events for large retailers, including Wal-Mart.

  • Invented and managed an encryption satellite transmission program to distribute internet content to areas of the planet lacking free expression and open information.

  • Developed a new method of dual encryption layers to protect personal and private data.

  • Built an infrastructure technical system for healthy living and engagement.

  • Currently developing a platform to find, track, and rescue antiquities stolen in areas of conflict around the planet.