Director of Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency
Hamilton County, Ohio
Number of years involved in NACo: 13
Years in public service: 20
Occupation: Emergency Management and Homeland Security director
Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Master’s in Social Work
The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Say goodbye to my dad when he was dying.
Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner: Joe Crossley (my dad), Winston Churchill and Jimmy Carter
A dream I have is to: Retire in relative comfort
The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is: Zip-line, face-first at 55 MPH over a crocodile-infested river in Costa Rica
My favorite way to relax is to: Go off-roading in my Jeep Wrangler
I’m most proud: Getting my master’s degree and having my dad at graduation in the audience to witness it
Every morning I read: The news. All of it…
My favorite meal is: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and spinach
My pet peeve is: People who chew with their mouth open (smacking).
You’d be surprised to learn that: I love mustard on popcorn.
My motto is: Everything is negotiable.
The last book I read was: House of Spies by Daniel Silva
My favorite movie is: Pulp Fiction
My favorite music: Classic rock
My favorite U.S. president: Bill Clinton
My county is a NACo member because: NACo provides an opportunity for counties to work together to handle issues faced by counties every day. We are stronger together than apart.Hero 1