I am a lifelong resident of Butler and extremely active in community life. I am currently serving as a City Council Member. In the past, I have worked with Butler Downtown, serving as President. During my tenure with that organization, we administered thousands of dollars in Facade Grants, implemented downtown activities for consumers and their families, and completed a streetscape design for the city. I have also been extreme active in the Butler arts community. I was a classroom teacher for 40 years and continue to be active in the professional development of teachers throughout Pennsylvania. I am the father of two children, both married, and three grandchildren.