Residence: Winter Harbor
Present Employment: Principal at KidsPeace in Ellsworth, longtime lobsterman
Highest level of education completed: Almost finished with a doctorate in educational leadership at the University of New England, with a focus on transformational leadership
Previous elected public office held: Winter Harbor Board of Selectmen since June 2017, chairman since June 2018
I think my dedication falls under four very specific points:
- Preserving local industries while also preserving jobs for future generations
- Education, so children can be better prepared for the real world
- Provide dependable services for elderly and disabled populations
- It’s time we take a stand against the opioid crisis we find ourselves in
I think the biggest thing that I have to offer is my level of collaborating — patience and collaboration. I have a lot of experience working with a lot of different people with varying needs.
I have a deep-seated base of knowledge, and I think I have a more holistic view, because of my experience in education.
I’m dedicated to serving my district, considering all options and serving all people. I see the big picture and I know the strategies to get there.