Having spent most of my life on the edges of Cape Cod Bay, I have found the marine environment, especially the marshes and mudflats, to be a constant source of both curiosity and strength.
Education has been my life…
Shortly after college I moved to the Cape Cod National Seashore (NEED Academy). There I taught Environmental Education to fifth graders from all over Cape Cod. Later I became a Marine Education Teacher for the Barnstable County Extension Service. For over 30 years, I served as the Elementary Science Classroom Teacher in the Town of Falmouth.
In 1984, I took a year off to build our house in Barnstable Village. My wife and I have lived here for over 40 years. We raised three children, all of whom attended B‑W-B Elementary School.
I love to share knowledge…
Seven years ago, I retired from classroom teaching and have since immersed myself in civic life. I have led classes at Long Pasture Audubon Sanctuary, and was a naturalist with Barnstable Harbor Ecotours. Often I am found at the Sturgis Library, moving boxes of books, shoveling snow and many other odd jobs.
I love to absorb knowledge…
In 2016, I joined the Barnstable Energy Committee, which was then reorganized into the Infrastructure and Energy Committee. (I am currently the town councilor liaison to this committee.) This experience, coupled with attendance at the 2017 Barnstable Citizens Leadership Academy, provided me with important insight into town government and policy development.
Before becoming a Town Councilor, I regularly attended a variety of town committee meetings and informational workshops including: Barnstable Town Council, Shellfish Committee, Water Resource Advisory Committee, and Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Workshops.
As town councilor, I am a liaison to following committees:
- Board of Health
- Old King’s Highway District Committee
- Sandy Neck Board
- Infrastructure & Energy Committee
Further, I regularly attend the Local Comprehensive Planning Committee which is charged with creating a blueprint to carry the town through the next ten years.
And yes, I am the Environmental Guy…
Clean water, healthy estuaries, and sustainable economic development all rely on a healthy environment. I believe this is one of the most important issues facing our village, our town, or our region.