"Listen, learn, gather information and act carefully"

My wife and I have been residents of Highland for 28 years, and we have raised our 4 children in this great city. I have served the last 3 1/2 years as a member of the Highland City Council.  In my lifetime I have founded and managed approximately a dozen companies, ranging from manufacturing to commercial real estate. I have led every one of these businesses to financial success. I have learned how a careful, fiscally conservative budget can be balanced with a well-informed, visionary approach, leading to a successful and sustainable future. I desire to bring this experience and insight to address the debt Highland City has accumulated along with other concerns facing our city.


Our city is a special, family-focused community because of its residents and the values they share. I want to keep the family values which have led this city to prosperity. These values can only be maintained if we have a Mayor and City Council that is dedicated to being careful, empathetic listeners of its residents.  I believe I have done this while serving as a member of the Highland City Council and Planning Commission, where I have defended our long term and short-term interests. I am dedicated to keeping Highland City’s large-lot feel, and promise to listen, learn, gather information and act carefully.

Personal info:

  • Grew up in Sandy Utah

  • Married for 28 years with 4 children

  • Resident of Highland 27 years


Community & Religious Service:

  • Highland City Council member - 3.5 years

  • Highland City Planning Commission - 1.75 years

  • Highland City Fling Planning Committee – 4 years

  • Highland's Cottage On The Green – HOA – Treasurer – 2 years

  • Lodges at Deer Valley – HOA – Vice President – 3 years

  • Taught Entrepreneurship class for Alpine School District - Continuing Ed  - 2 years

  • LDS Missionary – Spokane Washington Mission – 2 years

  • Served in several LDS church ward and stake positions

  • Served 23 years in scouting as Cub Master, Varsity leader, Venture Leader, Chartered Organization Head, Venture roundtable commissioner,  Assistant District Commission, Akela’s Council training staff


Career and Schooling:

  • Attended UVU and BYU - studied Business and Finance

  • Started my first business in 1984 as a Sophomore in college – renting TV, VCR and Microwaves to college students (sold business, and its still in business today)

  • Currently - General Partner of Real Estate Investment Holding Company – I currently own and manage 35+ commercial, agriculture and residential properties.

  • Currently - Owner of online retailer - being a supplier to Amazon.com

  • Owned and managed a successful manufacturing company with over 75 employees for  21 years. (sold business, and its still in business today)

  • Certified Kansas City BBQ Judge


 Hobbies and Interest:

  • Love college football

  • Fishing

  • Swimming

  • Going on walks with my wife

  • cooking and tasting BBQ

  • decorating for Christmas

    • 20,000+ lights outside animated to music