I’m a true believer in outstanding customer service – the foundation of my company’s mission. Of course this includes service to my community! And I love telecommunications and technology. But when I was a kid, I always dreamed of being a dairy farmer.
Luckily for me, running a business is a lot like running a farm: You have to have patience and stamina, know the landscape well and help others find their way, and you have to hire people you trust who understand the job inside and out.
An avid tech enthusiast, I started my career in 1983 at Call America, just as the Bell System broke up. I started as the company’s first sales person and eventually became president. But my love of learning how things work started long before that. When I was 15 and my pickup truck got stuck in the mud, I decided to change the entire drive train to four-wheel drive in my parents’ backyard.
After a brief stint as a full-time rancher (I did it!), I founded the “new” Call America in 2001 with my long-time business partner, Cheryl Lovell. And we watched our company grow to 25 employees, serving more than 2,000 customers on the Central Coast.
Cheryl and I partnered again and co-founded Blue Rooster Telecom in 2009. In 2014 we merged Blue Rooster Telecom together with another great local company, Norcast Telecom Networks to form a new "Blue" version of Norcast. Now, I’m able to further cultivate my passions for working with a great team, helping customers solve problems they face, and continue the day-to-day telecom business I love so much. It is refreshing to be a small customer focused telecom company in a world of giant competitors. Our customers appreciate the difference.
My community is my home, and like my pal, our mascot, Blue Roo, I’m a very social creature. I serve my community in a variety of ways that are meaningful and make a difference in my life and, I hope, also in the lives of others.
I’m lucky to love what I do and do what I love – solve problems and provide great customer service.
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