Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Education: Bluffton College (now Bluffton University), bachelor’s degree
Toughest Challenge: Being a parent: Learning what works and what doesn’t work, being strong yet caring, letting them grow and learn on their own. Yet, it is most rewarding when they grow up to become their person and shine in their lives.
Best Advice: From Don Patterson, a past executive director of Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau: “In everything you do, give back more than you receive.”
Proudest Moment: Personal: Marrying my wife, Amy, and becoming a dad and a grandfather. Career: Winning the Ohio Travel Association’s Paul Sherlock Award. Important Lesson Learned: People are your most important asset in business, on boards in organizations and in everything you do.