Now semi-retired, I’ve had a full career as a policy analyst for the federal government, vice president of a public-sector consulting firm, and for the last 33 years, president and owner of a construction management company that specializes in commercial and institutional buildings, principally churches. I am also former director and chairman of a local mutual bank, and now a director of a unified bank formed by the two largest mutual banks in our area.
Despite my successes in these businesses, I have received the most satisfaction in my life from community service. I have served on the boards, both as director and officer, of several Bucks County (PA) non-profits, including United Way of Bucks County and the Bucks County Opportunity Council, where perhaps my proudest achievement was leading an effort to establish a self-sufficiency program, which in the last 20 years has graduated more than 300 families who were once dependent on public assistance.
Now I am chairman of the All Together Foundation, whose sole purpose is to facilitate tax-efficient donations to the Konojel programs in San Marcos la Laguna. For the last 10 years or so, my wife Mimi and I have visited San Marcos for several weeks each year to visit my college friend Carlos Freed, who contributes space in his restaurant Blind Lemon’s to the Konojel Community Computer Center.
After meeting Andrew Raphael as our Spanish tutor several years ago, Mimi became a devoted volunteer, and I a loyal contributor to this amazing organization. In February 2017, through an unlikely series of events, the former directors of the foundation turned over the honor and responsibility of governing the foundation to Mimi and me, along with our friend and another Konojel supporter, David Battiscombe. We look forward to helping to improve the lives of the indigenous children and adults of San Marcos for many years to come.