My wife Donna and I have been full-time residents of Seabrook Island since we retired in 2010 and built our home in 2011. Our family was introduced to the island in 1992 when we started to vacation here and bought a lot in 1994. Since moving to Seabrook Island, I have served as a member of the SIPOA Board of Directors for the past 3 years, I have been a member of the SIPOA Planning Committee since 2012 (chairperson the past 3 years). As a part of the planning committee, I have been a part of the Survey, Data-Gathering sub-committee. I have also been co-chair of the ARC the past 3 years and a member of the Safety and Security Committee. I have also been a part of the Audubon Data Gathering Sessions and part of the Housing Sub- committee. In addition, I have also been a part of the early planning stages of a Post-Disaster Recovery Plan sub-committee that will examine the processes needed to get Seabrook “back on its feet” in the event of a natural disaster. These experiences continue to give me a greater insight into the issues and challenges that the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association face. As a member of these various committees, I have found that the ability to maintain the good working relationship between the professional staff and the volunteer members of all the committees, helps to ensure that we continue in a positive direction.
I have always believed that I should do more than just be a part of a community; that I should offer to do more. In my community, my profession or in my church, I have always volunteered to participate in various activities.
During my 35+ years in education, I was a member of the NJ Principals and Supervisors Association where I also served on the Secondary Education Advisory Committee. I also was a member of the Atlantic County Coordinators of School Improvement and the Atlantic County Technology Coordinating Council. I was also president of the Mainland Administrators Association. In our home town of Millville NJ, I served on the city Board of Education for 2 terms before relocating to SC. This district contained 9 schools with grades from Pre-K to 12 with a budget of $100M+. My committee assignments included: chair of the curriculum committee, member of the policy committee, member of the technology committee, and member of the negotiations committee. As a member of the BOE, I also served on the leadership team for the Cumberland County School Boards Association and was on the NJ School Boards Association Board of Directors.
I have one position as a member of the Board of Directors: to continue to ensure that Seabrook Island remains a premier community. A balance between quality of life, the environment, and economic vitality needs to be maintained. The decisions made should always reflect continued growth, addressing identified strategic issues, all within the confines of the rules and bylaws, and budget.
-Submitted by the Nominating Committee