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Background & Experience


My wife, Julie and I moved to Clarence 25 years ago to start our family.  We chose Clarence due to the strong sense of community and outstanding school system.  Over this time, we have been blessed with the exceptional education provided to our daughters and the opportunities afforded them from living in such an amazing community.  For the last twelve years I have had the privilege of serving this community as a member of the Board of Education including serving as Board President for six years and Vice President for three years.

My goal in seeking a fifth term on the board is to ensure we preserve the long-term excellence of our school system, which benefits everyone in the community. 


I greatly value your past support and would be humbled to serve this community for another term.

Board & School Service

  • First elected to the BOE in 2012.

  • Completing my 12th year of service

  • Vice President of the School Board for three years (Fall, 2015 - Spring, 2017 & Fall, 2023 - Spring, 2024)

  • President of the School Board for six years (Fall, 2017- Spring, 2023)

  • Clarence Facilities Committee – Developed, proposed, and approved the 2014 Capital project including the renovation of our Athletic Fields.

  • Erie County School Boards Legislative Committee

  • Erie County School Board Budget & Finance Committee

  • New York State School Boards (NYSSBA) Delegate Assembly

  • NYSSBA Presidents Council

  • CCSD Strategic Planning Committee

  • CCSD Audit Committee

  • PTO Board Liaison

  • SH PTO Treasurer


Professional Experience

  • Upstate Niagara Coop., Inc since 2021

  • OATKA Milk Products Coop. 2015-2021

  • Rich Products Corp 1996 - 2015


Professionally, I have held various progressive financial roles over the last 28 years with three companies.  I currently serve as CFO of Upstate Niagara Cooperative.  Prior to that, I was the CFO of O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative and have been with the broader company for 9 years.  Prior to that, I worked at Rich Products for 19 years most recently as Director of Global Supply Chain Finance.  I earned a BS in Accounting from SUNY Fredonia and an EMBA from the University at Buffalo and I also hold a CMA license. 

Continuing Education


Over my twelve years on the board, I have invested the time to participated in numerous opportunities to improve my knowledge and skills to become a better board member.  Through our affiliation with the New York State School Boards Association and Erie County School Boards Association I have participated in numerous conventions, conferences, and seminars to expand my knowledge and keep apprised of emerging concepts, ideas, and issues in public education.

  • New York State School Boards Annual Educational Convention for ten years.

  • ECSB Legislative Sessions with State Representatives

  • Erie County Governmental Synergies Commission

  • NYSSBA and ECSB Legal Seminars

  • NYSSBA Lifetime Achievement Award

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