What brought you to Coupeville and why did you get involved with the Foundation?
My wife and I arrived on Whidbey Island in 1975 having hit the road from Pensacola a week after getting married and finishing flight school. We are both from the South, and every time we drive through Deception Pass we remember the feeling of wonder we had when we drove through the first time our way to our new life. We have lived on the island or Mount Vernon all but five years since then, bringing up three children. We moved to Coupeville in 2000 where my wife was the elementary principal and I was a teacher at Coupeville High School. I retired from teaching in 2007 and joined the Foundation then. I had received some grants from the Foundation when I was a teacher and thought this was an avenue for paying back the community for their support and because I knew from experience that community support is always an important factor in the success of a school system
What is your favorite thing to do in Coupeville?
Our favorite activity in the Coupeville area is to go geocaching because it brings us to so many beautiful areas and historical places. (Look up geocaching at geocaching.com!).
What is your favorite Coupeville memory?
We have many wonderful memories of Coupeville from our days in the Navy to now, but our favorite is still when we took our infant daughter to Knead and Feed. We can still see the steamed up windows, smell the rolls cooking, taste the shrimp bisque and get the warm, welcome feeling we had in 1977.
Why do you love being on the Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools?
My favorite part of being on the board of the Foundation is that I get to meet and know some amazing people that devote time and energy to helping students in Coupeville reach their potential by helping them to get the best educational experience possible. It has been an honor to be the President since 2009 and do my best to keep out of their way as they get things done!