After high school graduation, I went to
college for a year and quit. At the age of forty, I decided to return to
college and graduated cum laude with two degrees after ten years of taking
night and weekend classes while maintaining a busy work and travel schedule.
In 1969 I married a wonderful young lady from Webster Groves and we had two children who also attended Pattonville. Last year, my wife of thirty-seven years past away having fought a very long (seventeen years) and hard battle with breast cancer. I currently have one three-year old grandson who keeps me very busy when he visits and needless to say I enjoy every minute with him.
For the past 34 years I have been employed by Hunter Engineering Company, the leading manufacturer of automotive service equipment including wheel alignment, wheel balancing, brake lathes, tire changers and safety inspection systems. I work in the Hunter Engineering Company Research & Training Center and my duties include training automotive service technicians from all over the world in the proper use of Hunter equipment to service automobiles, trucks, trailers and busses. Over the years, I have served on many nationally known automotive service associations and committees including serving as a panelist, moderator, guest speaker and “expert witness”. I have even been interviewed, quoted and had articles published by many of the automotive service trade journals.
I am also the Director of National Trade Shows and responsible for all of the major trade shows Hunter attends throughout the year. I have been very fortunate because my duties at Hunter have allowed me to travel extensively throughout the United States and most of the World. During my years here at Hunter, I have had the opportunity to meet many CEOs, celebrities and politicians including Presidents, Vice-presidents, Kings, Queens, Princes and Ambassadors. During a recent Presidential visit, my office served as the temporary “White House” office for the President.
I am active in the City of Bridgeton and currently serve on the Parks and Recreation Board. For twenty-five years I served as an active volunteer firefighter (Captain) for the West Overland Fire Protection District (Northwest Plaza area). I have since “semi-retired” as a firefighter but I am still actively involved as an Internationally and State of Missouri certified Fire Investigator. During my leisure time, I enjoy traveling and attending various forms of automobile racing.
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