Simply put: Public Utility for the benefit of our customers
In my view the PUD should support our community in every way it can. Spending its budget locally, providing stable and affordable utility rates, and improving our service area by promoting internet for our urban and rural areas.
My family has deep roots in this state; my grandfather and great grandfather homesteaded in the Skagit valley, my grandmother was born in seattle, my mother born in Grand Coulee.
I own and operate a farm on 500 acres along the north fork of the Stilliguamish river, where I grow crops and hay and raise pigs and beef; I've been farming full time for 10 years. I grew up in Seattle, and moved to Arlington from Seattle in 2013 to expand my farming operation.
My background is technology. I joined Microsoft in 1986 at the age of 22, leaving after a decade there to start my own company; I have been self employed for 30 years. I have employees who have worked for me for 20 years - and still do!
I am a father of 3 - two girls and a boy, the oldest is 23, and the youngest is 3.
I'm an avid white water rafter - I've run rivers all over the world, and i've guided more than 20 trips through the grand canyon. I hike and enjoy the beauty of Snohomish County.
I could use your help and your vote. Our PUD needs to focus on our needs - both low and high tech - and you can help me with that goal