Born in Pennsylvania; raised in Pennsylvania and Florida.


  • B.A.E. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford


  • U. S. Army Ordnance Officer
  • Munitions and armor testing
Army Commendation Medal


  • 30 Years Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space
  • Missile and spacecraft mechanisms engineering
  • Retired in 2005.
Space Station Solar Array Power Transfer Assembly

City of Mountain View 

  • City Council 2009-2016
  • Mayor 2013
Berlin Wall Pieces Dedication at the Library
Served on:
  • Investment Review/Finance Committee
  • Transportation Committee
  • Various Council subcommittees

Previous City experience

Environmental Planning Commission

General Plan Workshop

Parks and Recreation Commission

  • Volunteer mediator

Other Regional Boards, Commissions and Committees while on Council and commissions

  • Santa Clara Valley Water District Water Commission
  • Lower Peninsula Flood Control Advisory Committee
  • Valley Transportation Authority Policy Advisory Committee
  • Avenidas Senior Day Health (Palo Alto and Mountain View)
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission Policy Advisory Committee

Local Organization Memberships

  • Mountain View Chamber of Commerce
  • Mountain View Historical Association
  • Silicon Valley Taxpayers Association
  • Friends of Stevens Creek Trail
Stevens Creek Trail Cleanup