I entered public service at the age of 22 as an entry level clerk for the City of Rochester, NY. I rapidly outgrew several positions in my first seven years with the organization and after four previous promotions, I was promoted to Assistant Cemetery Manager charged with overseeing the administrative functions of two large municipal cemeteries, including historic Mount Hope Cemetery. I was a volunteer member of my town's Zoning Board of Appeals when my career with the City came to an end after almost 18 years of service. The timing could not have been more perfect. Due to a retirement at the town, I was offered the job of replacing their long-time Human Resource Manager. My new career in public sector HR began on 1/1/2015. My management experience provided a solid base for this role, but there is certainly a learning curve when entering Human Resources and I have eagerly accepted each challenge and learning experience.
I am also the father of two boys that keep me constantly busy outside of work. Coaching Little League baseball, serving on their School-based Planning Team, hiking, and exploring history and new places never gets old, and I cherish every moment. I also enjoy participating in local politics, reading, attending Buffalo Bills games, and participating in community events.