Titles: Engineer, Project Manager.
Education: BS Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison. MS Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Awards: 2018 ROMP Empowerment Through Mobility Award.
I grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. My wife Ellen and I have 3 wonderful teen-aged children. Professionally, I worked at GE Healthcare for 20 years; with roles in engineering, manufacturing, project management, and quality assurance.
I had a trans-tibial (below-knee) amputation in 2002 due to trauma/injury. I first volunteered with ROMP at the clinic in Guatemala in 2017. I am inspired by the ROMP community. They have inspired me to mountain-climb in Antarctica, complete a triathlon, and become a disability rights advocate at local and national levels. I am also a Certified Peer Visitor through the Amputee Coalition.
My personal mission is to raise the universal standard of care for those with limb-loss and limb-difference. I have personally experienced the challenges of limb-loss, have found what is possible with adequate prosthetic care, and am passionate about supporting ROMP’s mission. I am committed to applying my leadership skills and operational experience to build a framework for our staff, volunteers, and donors to have maximum impact and lasting change.
You can follow my personal journey on my Facebook page: http://fb.me/antarctica4romp.