Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Why Me?

Why should you support me for School Board? In a nutshell, I am committed to Humboldt City Schools, I am capable of doing the job, and I care about the future of our schools.

I am Committed...
  • I am committed to this community.
  • I grew up in Humboldt and graduated from HHS in 1999.
  • I moved back to Humboldt in 2007.
  • My wife and I bought and restored the old family home (Bonds House) and had it listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • I am the father of two girls.
  • I am committed to being involved in the community and continually making it better for my family.

I am Capable...

  • Humboldt High School - Class of 1999
  • The University of Memphis - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering - 2003
  • The University of Tennessee - Master of Science (Civil Engineering) - 2007
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin - Master of Business Administration - 2008
Career Experience
  • Tennessee Department of Transportation
    • Roadway Design - 2003-2010
    • Project Management - 2010-Present
  • Licensed Professional Engineer
Leadership Experience
  • TDOT Executive Leadership Academy - 2007
  • Humboldt Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors - 2010-2012
    • Chair-Education Committee - 2010-Present
    • Vice President (President-Elect) - 2011-2012
  • Gibson County Leadership - 2011
  • Humboldt High School Alumni Association - Vice President - 2010-2011
I Care...
  • I care about public education.
  • I care about Humboldt City Schools.
  • I believe our schools are assets - not liabilities.
  • I have been involved in Humboldt City Schools since moving back.
    • Volunteered to chair the Education Committee
    • Started the Humboldt High School Alumni Association
    • Am leading a market research project on Humboldt City Schools
  • I am proud to say I am from Humboldt and proud my children will be fifth-generation HHS alumni.


  1. I posted your link to Facebook and Dylan Graves mentioned that you can't tell who you are on your blog or what state. Might want to post some more info and good luck! Humboldt schools need help.

  2. I appreciate the feedback! I have made some improvements and added some more info that I just hadn't gotten on here yet. Thanks for the encouragement!

  3. Just let me know how you need me to help!!---It is a thrill for this former school board member to find the same hopes, dreams, and willingness to "roll up your sleeves and get to work" attitude alive and well in a young parent with young children!! These schools are OURS, and if we want better, we must accept nothing less---but, we must also be willing to be a part of changes that are needed, whether they be tangible or perceived. I am willing and I am here....