Retired as a Major with the PA State Police. Over 30 years experience in leadership and management.
M.S. Higher Ed. Drexel University; M.B.A. Eastern University; B.A. Psychology LaSalle University
The preservation of our existing open space and historic buildings is a major concern of our residents. Like many of us who have been residents here for many years (my family – nearly three decades), we have seen the expansive development of our township. I remember taking our kids to the drive-in theater on 611, buying fresh meats at Illgs, way before the commercial/housing development. However, development is inevitable. We should be able to entice and welcome new residents to our wonderful and beautiful community; yet, be mindful of what attracted us to move here – the open space, beauty, and convenience to work, schools and local stores. Being on the Open Space and Land Preservation Committee and Vice Chair of the Warrington Township Historical Commission, I encourage proactive planning, including updating and standardizing existing zoning ordinances. I want to have open and honest communications with our residents to keep our place of tranquility as wholesome as when we moved here
I have been a resident in Warrington for nearly thirty years. During much of my time, like many, I was preoccupied with raising and taking care of my family and working. After retiring from the PA State Police and working nationally and internationally for many years, I started to take greater interest in our township and local issues. I started going to the township supervisors meetings and began to understand that for so many years of living here, I took so much for granted! Our police, volunteer fire/EMS, our roads, parks, trails, open space, utilities (including the water that we drink), local businesses, developments, and things that we see everyday, are things that we are accustomed to having and enjoying. I then realized that all of these things happen because of our township employees, volunteers, and staff. I want to be part of the team that ensures our present and future. I look at this opportunity as an honor and privilege to continue the legacy of our great community.
From my early beginnings in the PA State Police, over 38 years ago, to where I am today, I have had a very blessed and interesting journey. I was fortunate to have risen in the State Police, from a trooper at the Dublin Barracks, to becoming the Director of the Bureau of Training and Education, overseeing the Academy in Hershey, PA and all the training and education of the 6,500 personnel of the department. My experiences in the State Police provided me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to manage and lead large organizations with integrity and honor. I then had other opportunities to work nationally and internationally. These experiences widen my exposure to working with people from various backgrounds. My degrees in business management, education and psychology provided me with the theoretical foundation, upon which, my professional career was based. And, most importantly, raising my family (and now grand kids) here in Warrington is the pinnacle of my experiences.
I have over 20 years of business experience, leading a team and managing budgets. In addition, it is my job to ensure growth of my company via sales and new opportunities.
There are so many important issues facing our community today and it's imperative, first and foremost, that we have transparency and ensure that the community is involved and understands what decisions are made and why. Our communities infrastructure must be strong first in order to handle and manage it's growth, this includes ensuring our residents have the appropriate number of Fire and Police to ensure their safety. Another important issue is fiscal responsibility. While the current board has sold the last remaining asset Warrington has, the Water and Sewer Department, we must be sure that those funds are placed correctly and used in the most responsible way.
I'm running for this office because I feel I have the experience needed to help our community grow in a positive direction and I want to make a difference. Currently, we have a single party leading and making decisions for the community and there needs to be a balance when it comes to making decisions and creating a vision and future for Warrington and it's residents.
I have over 20 years of business experience with managing teams, creating and adhering to budgets, providing leadership and ensuring the growth of my company. With an in-depth knowledge of sales as well as operations, I understand what is needed to take a company to the next level while working to ensure proper infrastructure. I am very detail oriented, results driven and a team player as well which also makes me an excellent candidate to fill the needs and requirements of this office.