My Life

Born:  Holton, Kansas

Date:  August 6, 1947

School:  “one room” school (Pleasant Grove), one of the last “one room” schools in Kansas.  First 4 grades. Teacher was Miss Porterfield.

Netwaka, Kansas:  Grades 5 and 6

Miltonvale, Kansas:  Grade 7

Waldo, Kansas:  (Grades 8, 9 & 10)

Dorrance, Kansas:  (Grades 11 & 12)

Fort Hays University:  B.A. in Economics 

U.S. Air Force:  Four years (Lackland AFB, TX; Lowry AFB, Denver, Colorado; Whiteman AFT, Missouri; Goose Bay AFB, Labador; Torrejon AFB, Madrid, Spain; Langley AFB, Virginia

Wichita State University:  M.A. in Political Science

(In chronological order)

City of Liberal, Kansas:  Administrative Assistant, Community Development Director

City of Herington, Kansas:  Community Development Director, Assistant City Manager

City of Yale, Oklahoma:  City Manager

City of Glenpool, Oklahoma:  City Manager

Southeaster Regional Planning Commission, Chanute, Kansas:  Project Planner

City of Harrah, Oklahoma:  City Manager

City of Lakeland, Tennessee:  City Manager

www.lakelandtn.gov