||Why have you chosen to serve on the AACS Board of Directors?
Passion and purpose. If I can find passion for something, because of its compelling purpose, I am all in. Having two sets of kids go through AACS with a decade age gap between them, I have the unique perspective of witnessing the positive influence of AACS for a second time including the blessing of the new lower school in Severn.
What do you do when you're not at AACS?
I am Law Registrar at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. In this role, I am responsible for the curriculum and schedule of classes, final exams, grading, record retention, FERPA enforcement, certifying records and graduates and leading the office. In addition, I serve on a Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) section (Legal Education and Bar Admission) and a MSBA task force (International Law Committee of Business Law). I am also an elected member of the Staff Senate for the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus. Finally, I am a licensed attorney in the State of Maryland and Texas (inactive since 2000).
Tell us about your family.
My wife, Sharon, and I have been married since 1993. We met at the University of Maryland College Park as undergraduates in the Greek System. We have four wonderful children. Our oldest daughter, a 2014 AACS graduate, is studying at UMBC to become a middle school English Teacher. Our oldest son is a rising senior at AACS most recently known for his role as Gomez Addams in the Addams Family Musical. Our youngest son is a rising 5th grader at the AACS Lower School in Severn. Our youngest daughter is a rising 2nd grader at the AACS Lower School in Severn.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the Southgate Community of Anne Arundel County since 1976. I attended Southgate Elementary, Old Mill North and Old Mill Senior High School having graduated in 1985.
Describe a perfect Saturday morning.
A perfect Saturday morning would be spent with my family at the National Gallery of Art in DC surrounded by The Voyage of Life paintings of Thomas Cole followed by a meal in the Cascade Café watching the waterfall and cascading lights in the pedestrian tunnel.
What's one of your favorite Bible passages and why?
Jeremiah 29:11. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I remember hearing this read by Dr. Tony Evans at a Promise Keepers Conference and it was a powerful reminder that God is in control and knows His plans on my behalf so it is unnecessary to worry or set my own agenda.