League of Women Voters Questionaire--Biography
I grew up in Mt. Pleasant and earned a B.E. in Chemical Engineering at UofM. After college, I went to work for IBM where I worked as a consultant and project manager in IBM’s document imaging, data warehousing and data mining practices in Dallas, TX. While at IBM, I earned M.S. degrees in Engineering Management and Operations Research.
I left IBM in 2001 to work for a large credit union customer as Director of Business Intelligence and finished my Doctor of Engineering degree in 2004. At the Credit Union, I supervised a staff performing interest rate risk, credit risk, pricing, facility location, fraud and abuse, employee incentives and other analytical work.
After my father’s death, I left the Credit Union in 2010 to ride a bicycle across the US, write a book, and start my own business. While in Dallas, I served as Commodore of my 300 member sailing club with a 100-slip dock system, 50-student youth sailing sailing program and 49-week racing program. I also served on the council for our 1,000 member church.
We retired to Traverse City in 2018; Kristin and I have become active at Grace Episcopal Church and in Grace’s participation in Safe Harbor.
I am running to improve housing cost and availability problems in Grand Traverse County.