I have lived in WCUSD 15 since 1996. I am employed at Caterpillar in East Peoria as a Programmer / Analyst . I work in the supply chain as an Electronic Data Analyst III. Prior to my employment with Caterpillar, I worked for 15 years as a contract programmer / analyst. I was on contract at places such as State Farm Ins., Country Companies Ins., Horace Mann Ins., State of ILL. Dept of Health, Secretary of State and Legislative Information Systems. I previously was a Paramedic and a State of Illinois Certified Fire Fighter II. I have served on various community boards such as Economic Development, Emergency Squad, Illinois Wings, and various boards at Sherman United Methodist Church. I am currently involved in the creation of a Sherman Chamber of Commerce. I am the proud father of Matthew (Hannah) of Portland Or., Kathryn WHS Class of 2013, Sarah WHS Class of 2015, Jack WHS Class of 2018. My wife Mary and I were married in 2007.