Primary responsibilities include the development, implementation and evaluation of professional and spiritual development programs for Rockhurst High School faculty, staff and administration.
1994- 2013- Dean of Students at Rockhurst High School.
Primary responsibilities included the development, communication, and enforcement of student discipline and attendance.
1990-1994: Director, Student Support Program of Full Circle Programs, Inc., Marin County, CA.
Primary responsibilities included the development, implementation, and evaluation of academic and social support programs for students at risk of dropping out of the Tamalpais Union High School District.
Public Service Experiences
2015- Present: Member of the Board of the Turner Community Connection (a neighborhood business revitalization group).
2009- Present: Member of the Kansas City (Kansas) Board of Public Utilities. The Board of Public Utilities provides water and power to the residents of Kansas City, Kansas.
Board President: 2012-2014
Board Vice-President 2013-2014
Board Secretary 2012-2013
2011-Present: Regional Representative, Policymakers Council of the American Public Power Association, Crystal City, VA.
2003-2009: Member, Planning and Zoning Commission of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas
Areas of Expertise
As one responsible for the formation of others, whether adolescents or adults, I have grown to appreciate how important it is not only to listen to others, but to help them to listen to themselves, that is, to listen to their frustrations and problems, but also to their own good
desires, talents and gifts. In so doing an individual is progressively freed to make the good choices that they need in order to face their difficulties and thus to grow and succeed. This process is fundamental to the growth of any organization as well, for it is the individuals in an organization who either drive or impede its growth.
1995-1997: Completed 15 (fifteen) hours of graduate work in Public Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
1988-1990: Completed 30 (thirty) hours of graduate work at the Jesuit School of Theology at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, CA.
1987: Completed 24 (twenty-four) hours of undergraduate work in secondary education at Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
1985: Graduated, Summa Cum Laude, Philosophy and Letters, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO.
1984: Completed 30 (thirty) hours in humanities studies at Creighton University, Omaha, NE.
1980- 1990: In training for ordination to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church; member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Training in the Jesuits included a completion of a total of 184 (one hundred and eighty-four) hours of undergraduate coursework (including those listed above). Training also included: