started working at Derrick Service International when I was 19 years
old. I worked in oil and gas until the business dropped off as the
price of oil went into decline. Utilities became a natural fit for my
career as I have spent more than half of my life working in water,
wastewater, oil, and gas. I have worked in both the public and private
sector. I have troubleshooted problems in all kinds of emergency
conditions. I have done this at night, on weekends, holidays, in rain,
ice, floods, and even tropical storms. I have been called out after
hours to solve problems and protect critical infrastructure.
have received more than 800 classroom hours of training through the
Texas Engineering Extension Service of Texas A&M University and
other training providers. I have been certified by the Texas Commission
of Environmental Quality and have well over 25 years of hands on
experience in utilities and the energy sector.
have lived in the Hill Country and been a PEC member for 19 wonderful
years. I have a lovely wife of 23 years and two beautiful daughters.
I had the privilege of aiding fellow Texans affected by Hurricane
Harvey. I helped initially by transporting fuel to the rescue boats.
During the recovery phase, I worked with a team from Austin Disaster
Relief Network to install tarps on leaky roofs. I plan to partner with
them again in the near future in the rebuilding phase. I have helped
our community as well by working on a crisis pregnancy center,
contributing to Hope House and Operation Liberty Hill. Our family
attends Rockpointe Church.
enjoy outdoor activities around the Highland Lakes, hunting, and
working out. I run obstacle races such as the Spartan Race at Reveille
Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas where I also served as a volunteer.
If elected, it will be an honor to serve you in this capacity, and my experience will be an asset to the PEC Board of Directors.