Administrative Captain, Hermiston Police Department
When and why did you move to the Hermiston area?
I came to the area in 1989, initially. I got out of the military, and went to work in a police capacity in the city of Umatilla.
What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?
Probably Walker’s Farm Kitchen.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I have a senior in high school, so all my spare time is preparing for graduation and college. Hobby-wise, I like outdoor sports — hunting and fishing.
What surprises you about Hermiston?
It’s hard to surprise me anymore, but I’m constantly overwhelmed by how many caring, giving people there are. It’s an inclusive community.
What was the last book you read?
I re-read “The One Minute Manager” by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson.
What app or website do you use most often?
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I love to travel, and I love warm climates. Since I haven’t been to the Caribbean, that’s where I’d go.
What is the funniest thing that’s happened to you?
When I was in the military, I moved onto base housing. In doing so, you can either pay to have them move you in, or you can do it yourself, and they give you money for the move — it’s usually pretty lucrative. So I rented a U-Haul to move myself. When I was returning the 11-foot tall U-Haul, I didn’t clear a bridge, which was 9-foot-7. I also didn’t purchase the insurance, so I had to pay $2,219.52. I told my wife I’d never forget that number — in 1988 that was a lot of money for a military guy. So I lost money on the do-it-yourself move.
What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?
Personally, I’m going to be assisting my kids with college, and their desires and aspirations. Professionally, I’m going to continue to do my part to grow HPD — not physically, but in terms of spiritual and personal growth.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
I think raising two great kids is definitely my proudest accomplishment.