He is a current member of the American Society of Association Executives™ (ASAE). He is an experienced Chief Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the public safety industry in various capacities. He is skilled in Leadership Development, Emergency Management, and Disaster Response. During his 23 year fire service career he served as a firefighter, driver/engineer, a company officer/lieutenant, a battalion chief in operations, as the Chief of Special Operations, a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) peer counselor, Public Safety Rescue Diver, and coordinator/developer of his department’s first leadership development program. He is a veteran of the United States Navy and has a Master's degree in Public Administration from Barry University. A major focus of research for his capstone was how strong, positive leadership can influence the culture of a large organization. While studying at Barry University he published "The Firefighter's Creed" and an article that highlighted the importance of gender diversity within the fire service in Fire Engineering Magazine. He has spent years as an instructor/coach/mentor helping others define and realize success. Though he no longer works as a servant to the community his passion for service to others is stronger than ever.