I currently reside on Vinalhaven which is my place of birth. I am married and have two children. On my off time I enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. I started in residential construction and worked in that field for seven years before moving into commercial construction. I have worked in construction for thirty three years, during that time I worked with crews building schools, office buildings, hospital renovations including Mercy and Maine Medical Center located in Portland Maine. Other projects I was involved in include the renovation of five Shaws supermarkets and construction of waste water treatment plants throughout New England. My teaching career started at Loring Job Corps Center where I worked for two years before teaching on Vinalhaven. I am a retired veteran and served twenty two years in the Maine Army National Guard/Combat Engineers.