Chief Deputy Assessor
Maricopa County, Ariz.
Number of years involved in NACo: 13
Years in public service: 34
Occupation: Passionate leader in the public sector
Education: Strategic Leadership Program, Governor’s Center at Duke University; MPA, LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin; BSPA, Eller School of Management, University of Arizona
The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Go West, from Cook County, Ill. to Pima County, Ariz., for school at age 17.
Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: Jesus, Lincoln and Einstein
A dream I have is to: Create the next generation of assessment (county) leaders that get excited to serve the people and solve problems for the public good each day.
You’d be surprised to learn: I love to clean windows.
My favorite way to relax is to: Golf and enjoy adult beverages
The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Take a Cub Scout group into the woods and then try to keep them organized without getting lost!
I’m most proud of: My children and new grandchild
Every morning I read: AZ Central, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post (all briefs)
My favorite meal is: Chilean sea bass, petite filet, sweet potato, risotto, Caesar salad (you asked)
My pet peeve is: People who are unprepared
My motto is: Have a great attitude, be in the moment, make someone’s day and have fun.
The last book I read was: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
My favorite movie is: Silverado
My favorite music: Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffet or Billy Joel
My favorite U.S. president: Abraham Lincoln
My district is a NACo member because: We value hearing about innovations and how other counties are solving issues throughout the country to help our citizens in Maricopa County.Hero 1