"A number of years ago, before the merger with Christus Health, I served on the financial services advisory board of the foundation. During that time I grew to understand how complicated the challenges of delivering health care can be. I found that my business experience coupled with my early years of learning “to be of service” as an Eagle Scout gave me the opportunity to marry both in the important business of being on the board of a community hospital."

My parents, both public school teachers, moved to Albuquerque from SE Oklahoma when I was very young. My educational background includes two engineering degrees in mining and petroleum from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, N.M. My career has included experience in petroleum engineering, sales, and securities. Eventually I founded my own company in Santa Fe offering property management, financial services, moving and storage, and self storage. My two sons manage the business with me.