Graduated Amanda-Clearcreek 1987
Joined the Amanda Twp. Fire Dept. as a senior in high school
Was there for 3 yrs, and then moved to The Clearcreek Twp. Fire Dept for 2 yrs.
In 1988 I was hired as one of the original 911 dispatchers for Fairfield County & stayed there 2 ½ yrs, until attending the OPOTA (OH Police academy)
Attended some college @ Hocking College
Worked as a Bremen Police officer 1991
Then with Hocking county Sheriff’s Office,
Ohio Organized Crime Investigation Unit
& a Federal Special Operations Narcotics Team
In 1993 was hired by the Columbus Ohio Division of Fire & stayed in law enforcement on the side until 2001.
In 1999 I joined the FEMA Urban Search & Rescue Team “Ohio Task Force One”
9-11-01 I was deployed with said team to NYC for 10 days of search efforts.
I am currently still a member & hold the position of K-9 handler, I am also a Rescue specialist, a search specialist, & hold my class “A” CDL’s & drive our deployment Tractor Trailers.
I am a member of the Central Ohio Strike Team Region 4 (USAR).
In 2001 until present, I started working part time with the Bremen-Rushcreek Fire Dept.
I also am a Fairfield County Incident Fire Safety officer, I also hold my “Red Card” with the Division of Forestry to go west & fight forest fires.
A Haz-Mat Tech with Columbus F.D. & Fairfield County Special Op’s Unit.
I currently Work with the Fairfield County EMA as the Community Emergency Response Team Director & have helped with that team since 2004.I sit on the Local Emergency Planning Committee & am trained for the Emergency Operations Center.
I have just recently joined the state K9 TAC (Technical Advisory Committee).
I teach & hold many certificates in Weapons of Mass Destruction & Terrorism Awareness
I hold an EMT Paramedic certification