As a judge and a community volunteer, my focus is the well-being and success of our children. Having worked in this field for quite a while, experience has shown me that we are much more successful if we work with children before they get into trouble — because once a child’s life has come apart, it is very difficult to put it back together.
It’s not so much why do I do what I do, as it is how did I get lucky enough to do what I do? I always felt it was important to be a strong community supporter so the transition was easy to begin working for Leadership Stark County.
As a young child, I loved to visit the Stark County Courthouse. So started my fascination with the law and with the judiciary. By the time I entered law school, there was one ultimate goal — to be a judge.
I believe that inventors, scientists, artists and entrepreneurs do the same things. They imagine the new and then make it real. They innovate our lives. America is the world’s birthplace for new ideas and technology.
There is a saying that if you find something you love to do, you’ll never have to work another day of your life. I’ve found out that helping students find ways to pursue their wildest dreams and pursue post secondary education rarely feels like work.
I was raised in a Christian family with a legacy of community service. I use my gifts to help strengthen Stark County’s youth, young professionals and families. My passion and focus is committed to the children, young professionals and families of Stark County.
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