I was elected to the Mayor’s seat in November 2013 and re-elected in November of 2017. It is my distinct honor and privilege to serve in this capacity. Walker is a fantastic city with lots of schools, churches and wonderful neighborhoods. The city has many opportunities for growth; I will continue to work with developers, management and the commission to continue to create an environment that is business friendly, grow businesses and jobs and to provide safe neighborhoods, parks and recreation. Our goal as a commission is to work to provide the most efficient use of your tax payer dollars that results in a safe environment for everyone.
I was born in Grand Rapids and grew up in Walker. Working on my parent’s farm gave me an appreciation for agriculture, hard work and business. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Calvin College and Master’s Degree in Management from Aquinas College. I am a self-employed small business owner providing health care consultation services throughout the United States. My consulting practice focuses on process improvement and strategic planning with an expertise in infusion services. My clients are both physician practices and hospitals.
Prior to my election as Mayor, I served as a City Commissioner for the Third Ward since 2011; I have also served as an appointed member of the Walker Planning Commission for six years.
I have served as a Deacon, Elder and as a Cub Scout Leader for 13 years at my church, LaGrave Ave CRC. I currently serve by teaching 10th grade Sunday school. I have been privileged to serve on various community boards and committees including: Salvation Army, The Rapid - ITP, Grand Valley Metro Council, Michigan Conservative Energy Forum, Health Development International, Asthma Network of West Michigan, Calvin Christian School Foundation and the Calvin College Business Alliance. I have lectured on health management topics internationally in Albania, Honduras, India and the United Arab Emirates.
My wife Kris and I have lived in Walker since 2002 with our three children Elaina, Olivia and Blake.
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