March 09, 2017
EVENT DATE: Mar 10, 2017
I am a Native Floridian born in Sarasota. I have spent my childhood moving throughout the states as my parents raised and trained Thoroughbred race horses. I returned to Charlotte County in 1981 and attended Charlotte High School. After graduation, 1986, I chose to serve my country in the United States Navy.
During my time in the Navy I served as a Corpsman (medic) and specialized in psychiatry specifically dealing with dependency issues. While serving in Yokosuka Japan I met my LOVELY bride Melissa. We knew each other 6 months and decided to wed. That was 28 years ago and the best decision that I have ever made (maybe not hers).
We returned to Florida in 1991 as new parents with a special needs child. In 1993 I was lucky enough to find employment and a second family with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office. I have served in this position for almost 24 years now. I have had the pleasure of assisting our community in many fashions and to be involved with many community projects to include my board position at the Charlotte County Cultural Center, area coordinator for the Special Olympics Torch Run, and attending Leadership Charlotte (go red).
Anyone that knows me will describe me as high energy with a tad of OCD. I plan on bringing this to the show and offering an entertaining performance that is worth the money you paid for my tickets…… I know that all of the performers are going to give their best and this should be another great benefit.
Why am I participating in this event? This is my county. I have served in it, worked with the community in it, and raised a family in it. It is extremely important for us to maintain our programs and to further enrich the opportunities and sustainability within out county.
Look forward to your cheers and attendance to this event and thank you for all of the support that you give to the Arts and Humanities of Charlotte County.