I was raised by a single-mom who was at the forefront of the ERA movement, who later returned to school to study law at a time when women were not welcome in that field. I grew up in Kansas City, attended Bishop Miege High School, and earned a degree in Advertising/Design from the Columbus College of Art & Design. At age 45, I married a strong woman, and have started creating a wonderful life together in Merriam, Kansas. My goal for Merriam is to keep it AFFORDABLE, DIVERSE, and SUSTAINABLE.
I attended elementary school at Loretto in Kansas City, and graduated from Bishop Miege High School. Upon graduation, I attended one year at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri before transferring to the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, where I earned a BFA in Advertising/Design.
When I owned my house in Kansas City, Missouri, I spent three years as treasurer and two years as vice president of the Plaza/Westport Neighborhood Group. During that time, I attended public meetings, made presentations to City Council and worked with the City KCMO to formulate the "Plaza Plan", which was a guide for development in the Plaza Bowl area.