I am career K-12 educator who has been serving as the Executive Director for the Region 8 Education Service Center in Fort Wayne, IN since 2012. My experiences in education include teaching at the middle and high school level, coaching, building level administration, and district level administration. In my current role I have served on the Executive Board for our state-wide property and casualty/workman's comp insurance trust since 2012 and as the Co-Chair since 2018. For five years I served as the Chairman of the Education Service Centers of Indiana and have been an adjunct professor for Crossroads Bible College for three years. One of the services I provide to schools relates to being a Certified Strengths Coach through Gallup and using StrengthsFinders to improve individual performance and team results. I believe strongly in the role of education service agencies and the benefits they provide to schools across the country to ultimately improve student learning and achievement. My wife is a K-12 educator as well and together we have four sons.