My community matters.


I grew up on a small Ohio farm raised by parents who instilled us with core values of duty to our overall society. Our family valued thoughtful and spirited discussions of ideals, morality, pragmatism and how to move disagreement into positive resolution.

I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1994 and like most, fell in love with the place and the people. My wife, Linda, and I have been vacationing regularly in Manzanita since then, moving to Manzanita full time in 2016.


Hoffman Center for the Arts’ Wonder Garden

Wonder Garden Sign installation crew and artist (2020)

Hoffman Center for the Arts Beautification Team (2016)

Watering in the Wonder Garden (always!) - if you see me, say hello!

I hosted the first Wonder Garden Plant Sale and propagated most of the plants from my garden (2020)

Wonder Garden Plant Sale Fundraiser (2020)

Distributing Manzanita shrubs on Manzanita Day 2022 with Ketzel Levine

Triumphant mulchers in the Wonder Garden! (2019)

Teaching Wonder Garden volunteers how to make troughs (2021)

Wonder Garden Volunteer antics (2022)

Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay (EVCNB)

Building my neighborhood's emergency supply shed (2019)

Doing the semi-monthly Emergency Test Message Broadcast on KQMI, 88.9FM (2017)

Cleaning my neighborhood's supplies (2022)

Celebrating our neighborhood's preparedness efforts (2022)

Tillamook County Master Gardener (Plant Sale Committee, Manzanita Farmers Market Coordinator)

Final Market for 2022

Some of the plants I propagated for the Master Gardener Plant Sale Fundraiser (2019)

Master Gardener Plant Sale shift (2021)

Booth at the Manzanita Farmer's Market (2019)

Volunteer shift at the Garden Tour Fundraiser (2018)

Non-medical volunteer at COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics through the EVCNB Community Emergency Response Team (CERTS)

Linda and I at Mass-Vaccination Clinic Registration table

Directing Parking at the High School vaccine clinic

Helping people with their paperwork and monitoring post-vaccine

Other Community Support:

  • Friends of the North County Library (book sale volunteer coordinator, cashier, etc.)

  • Tillamook Pioneer Museum

  • Sustaining donor to North County Food Bank since 2016

  • Volunteer shift with Trail Keepers on the Land Trust's Neah-Kah-Nie trail (right)

  • Manzanita Music Festival volunteer

  • Landscape design for St. Catherine's Episcopal Church


Linda and I were honored to be selected for part of Tillamook County's "Vaccine Voices" series. EVCNB Volunteers made a critical difference in the County's ability to deliver vaccines to our friends and neighbors. It was fulfilling to be a part of that effort.

It's been a privilege to serve so many of the organizations that make Manzanita the community we love.