Husband and father of two. I grew up on a small farm and eventually ended up in the big city. I have been fortunate to have been exposed to both of those worlds and many worlds in between. I learned to read, write and speak Spanish, opening up even more worlds to me. I have had a successful 35-year career in building maintenance management where the current career highlight was the presidency of the local facilities and maintenance engineers association in Austin Texas. My work as a Director of Engineering and as an association President, allowed for the exposure to some of the most wonderful people in various industries. As a leader, I am inspired by those around me and those I come in contact with. There is nothing better than an interesting conversation with a new friend.