I have lived in Hutto since 2006. Our children are Hutto Hippos and we are proud members of Hippo Nation. My wife is an elementary school teacher here. We attend a local church and are involved members. We, as a family, are fully invested in Hutto and want to help it grow to be a destination for families.
My wife and I both graduated high school in Killeen, so we have seen the changes to Central Texas. We can remember when Hutto had a single blinking yellow light. Hutto is unique in that it has a small town feel while residing in one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Hutto also has a rich tradition as an agricultural community. I understand that aspect, as well, since we have a family farm and ranch in West Texas, so I think I bring a unique skillset to bridge the city and rural concerns.
I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and a Mathematics minor from Texas A&M University. I have worked in the Semi-Conductor Industry for twenty years and have dealt with a broad range of cultures, that span the globe, in my years of international travel. I have also continued my education by getting my MBA from Texas A&M Commerce with an emphasis in Finance. While a member of the P&Z board, I have attended the APA conference of Texas as a Hutto representative to see what is being done around the state. Seeing what other cities are doing has helped me learn what are the best practices for city planning issues. I also am currently enrolled in Hippo University to learn about how the Hutto school district works.
We also love animals and have two really old Chihuahuas and two young Golden Doodles. We love talking them for walks and want to continue the growth of trails and parks for the citizens of Hutto. Lastly, we ideally want to be able to do the majority of life's daily adventures in Hutto. I hope to make it possible for Hippo Nation to be able to work, live and play here.