I was born in Augusta, Maine in 1964. I have 5 sisters and 2 brothers all of which live locally. I grew up with a passion for all sports but specifically baseball is where I excelled. I took drum lessons for years as a child and continue to play for fun at home. I am quite handy with home ownership, repairs etc. I love to work on various home projects. I have been married for 27 years to Tammy. We have two children Corey who is also a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono and now lives in Westbrook working for Philadelphia Insurance and Lindsay who is now a junior at Austin Peay University studying nursing in Tennessee. My hobbies include yard work, running, weight lifting, baseball, golf coaching youth and music. Anyone who knows me knows I love the beach!! I also have two awesome pets: Teddy (named after Teddy Bruschi of the Patriots and Oscar the cat!! Now, enough about the personal stuff.
I joined Kiwanis back in 1992. The reason I became a Kiwanian was that I had very good role models as a youth, which aided me in getting to where I was in my early banking career. I also felt the need to work with the youth in my local community.
To fulfill the work in my community, I decided to join a few of the committees and events that Kiwanis has to offer. Over the years I was a part of; Annual Kiwanis Auction, Bike Rodeo, Assistant Treasurer for many years, Rose project, pancake breakfast, Whatever Week, Program sub-committee, Youth Services committee. One year as chairman of rose project I pushed hard for my team to be the number one in sales and it worked! I enjoyed participating in the club’s annual charity auctions.
I truly enjoy working with youth. I enjoy the feeling of sharing my knowledge so that our youth has an edge on the competition in life. I do most of my volunteering around youth sports as this is the arena I have the most knowledge and satisfaction in.
Growing up I Attended the University of Maine at Orono, on a baseball scholarship. I Received B.A. in Business Management/Marketing in 1987.
My banking career began at Key Bank as Management Trainee in 1987. I then performed well enough, and became loan officer and branch manager for Key bank in 1988. Next on the docket was a transfer to Gardiner Savings Institution as Branch Manager/Commercial Loan Officer in Augusta between 1992 and 2002. I transferred to Kennebec Savings Bank in May 2002 as Vice President and Loan Officer and have been working there ever since.
Being the banker in most clubs I was an obvious choice to act as Treasurer. I have also been very active in other local organizations in same capacity and fund raising. Kiwanis has been an integral part of my career as most of its members are important players in our community – all striving for the same goals to better our community and its youth.
Currently, I am involved as a Board of Director for the Capital Area Recreation Association, The Calumet Education Foundation and as a youth coach for Augusta Little League.
My time in Kiwanis taught me that teamwork goes a lot further than trying to accomplish things by yourself. Simple, I know, but I used to try to do accomplish large goals alone and quickly found out way more gets accomplished if everyone pitches in.