Q: How long have you lived in the Suwannee Valley?
I’m a lifelong resident of 60 years. I graduated from Suwannee High School in 1979.
Q: What do you like most about living in the Suwannee Valley?
It’s the people. Even though we are all different, we all believe in one thing and that is being American. Being American is believing in the country, what it stands for and standing up for, and defending our liberties and freedoms.
Q: What line of work are you in?
I’m semiretired. I worked for 34 years in the appraisal industry. Now, I oversee my family’s timber interests.
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
My wife, Ellen, and I spend time with our children. We like to go to the mountains and, when I can, I like to hunt.
Q: What made you want to serve on the board?
I’ve worked in public service all my career. I believe in helping folks any way I can.
Q: What is the most important impact Suwanne Valley Electric Cooperative has on the community?
Providing a service — reliable electricity — to the consumer-members at the most affordable price.