My wife Dixie and I relocated to this area from Long Island in 2015, when I accepted a position at a tech firm in northern New Jersey. We were fortunate to find and purchase a beautiful property not far from the village. In keeping with our passion for the environment, we worked with local professionals and tradespeople to build an energy-efficient home using net-zero building methods and sustainable construction materials. During construction of our forever home, we rented a house in beautiful Greenwood Lake.
Early on, I became involved in the local Democratic Committee where I am still active. I have engaged in various levels of participation in Sustainable Warwick (sustainablewarwick.org), We The People (wethpeoplewarwick.org) and now the new Transformation Trails effort that is being undertaken at Wickham Woods. I ran unsuccessfully for Town Council in 2021 - an experience that brought me in contact with thousands of amazing Warwick residents and regional volunteers. Through these experiences Dixie and I are grateful to feel very much a part of the fabric here in Warwick.
Today, I'm retired and I spend part of my time working to serve the community. As always, I'm committed to protecting the environment and preserving Warwick's agricultural heritage. Many people also know me as someone who will often speak up about political and social issues that I feel are important on both a local and national level. Anyone who does this knows their opinions will be subject to scrutiny and often criticism. I welcome this, as long as the dialogue is honest, transparent and civil. Too often it is not, and I hope that we can all work together to maintain culture that values democratic principles and creates a safe place to voice our thoughts, concerns and opinions regardless of our differences.
This is a short video outlining my thoughts on the "Pulpit Rock" issue.
Response to the racist ad in the March 5, 2020 Edition of the Warwick Advertiser