Assistant Governor - Area 8
Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach West, Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach, Southeast Volusia Golf,
Port Orange-South Daytona
RC Port Orange-South Daytona
Rotarian 46 Years
I was born mid-last century in St Augustine. Met my wife Allene while attending Florida State University, we married in 1970 and were blessed with two sons, the oldest is a systems programming administrator and the youngest is a network systems administrator. Allene and I are both multigenerational Floridians, our families settled in Florida in the 1820’s.
An accountant since 1970, passed the 1973 CPA exam. I retired several years ago. I am a Presbyterian elder, currently serving as Finance Chair. I volunteer at both State and National Parks. Historical re-enactor, travel, hunting, and historical site restoration are some of my other interests.
My Rotary “Adventure in Service” began in 1977. I was a new partner in a Daytona Beach CPA firm, my senior partner, George Hough told me to join Rotary. I knew nothing at all about Rotary, he said it was the best. He was right. Daytona Beach South was only a few years old, had lost half of the charter members. Each member was tasked to find new members. We joined as a group, doubled the size of the club.
In 1984, the DG came to a Board meeting and told us to start a new club in Port Orange. June 1985, we chartered Port Orange-South Daytona. I was Club President 2020-2021, year of the Plague. My Foundation journey started with Paul Harris Fellows and then onto Major Donors.
As District Major Gifts and Endowment Chair I am focused on growing The Rotary Foundation.
The first RI Convention we attended was Orlando 1992, a short delay as our next was Hamburg 2019 and last was Houston 2022. All these years have passed in the blink of an eye, can’t imagine not being a part of the Rotary family. Together, we are People of Action working on an Adventure in Service, Creating Hope in the World.