||Why have you chosen to serve on the AACS Board of Directors?
When I was asked to serve on the Board of Directors of AACS, my first thought was how could I say no to serving when I had kids at the school. At the time I had three kids in the school, each at a different campus. I had already seen the benefits my kids were receiving by being at AACS. They were getting an excellent education combined with a solid grounding in Christian faith. My children’s faith is the most important thing to me, more than their grades, more than their careers. I believe in the mission of our school. I also wanted to use my expertise in leadership and strategic planning to help the school in any way I could.
What do you do when you're not at AACS?
I have my own consulting firm specializing in executive coaching in the leadership arena. I love working with leaders to help them crystallize their vision and then have that vision become reality throughout the entire organization. I also write on leadership and have been working on a book on leadership. I have also served as an Elder at Bay Area Community Church.
Tell us about your family.
I have been married for over 25 years and we have three kids, all of whom attended AACS. My oldest son is attending graduate school. My daughter just graduated from college. My younger son just graduated from AACS and will be a freshman in college.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Sydney Australia. I met my wife, an American, in Sydney when she was visiting.
Describe a perfect Saturday morning.
Spending time with my family is what I love to do, when not working or doing volunteer work with our school or our church. My family loves to play tennis. So playing tennis with them is something that is a lot of fun. We also love going on family vacations and going to new places.
What's one of your favorite Bible passages and why?
I have a few favorite Bible passages. One that stands out is 1 John 2:17, "The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever." The reason this verse is so meaningful to me is that I grew up in a large family newspaper business in Australia. I saw firsthand how money and power do not make you happy. The only thing that truly satisfies is God's love for us and walking in His ways all the days of our lives.