Friends & Family
My family has been by my side from the first campaign in 2005. I have been fortunate in my career to be supported not just by my blood relations, but also those friends that have become like family.
Some would say this is just a picture of the same person, but alas, I assure you we are all separate individuals!
From my first steps in life, to my first steps in public service, my mom Janice has been by my side. Thankful to still have her there as I begin this new adventure in local government.
A rite of passage for any Pennsylvanian is a visit to Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney on Groundhog's Day. I truly cannot say enough about the unique heritage we hold as Pennsylvanian's.
Both my Uncle Mike and I have presided over Pine Masonic Lodge in Linesville. I hold the record as being the youngest officer to do so. And Uncle Mike was on hand to congratulate me the night I took the gavel.
When you find yourself amongst other former and current Mayors, the only thing to do is raise a can of Citizen Cider's "Dirty Mayor," crafted in Burlington, VT. While I don't live up to the name, I am very proud that my public service roots began as Mayor of my hometown of Linesville back in 2006.
The two gentlemen in this photo instilled in me a set of values that I still abide by to this day: work ethic, personal responsibility, and the value of a dollar. At the end of the day, value what you have and respect those who have worked hard to provide it for you. Although neither of them are still here to join me on this journey, I will always live by the lessons learned from both Dad and Granddad.