City and state: Lakewood, WA
High school attended: Clover Park High School
Graduation year: 1949
Colleges attended/degrees earned:
Bachelor of Arts degree from Foster School of Business at the University of Washington
Retired small business owner.
Describe the path you took from high school graduation to where you are today:
After graduating from Clover Park High School in 1949, I attended the University of Washington and then joined the U.S. Army. In the Army, I was part of the Counter Intelligence Corps.
How did your experiences in Clover Park School District help prepare you for this path?
I was very active in football, basketball and track.
Who was the most influential teacher or administrator to you as a student in the district? Why?
Coach Marty North was my most influential person at Clover Park High School. He was a class act and is still alive and cooking.
Do you have any favorite memories from when you attended school in Clover Park School District?
I enjoyed everything about Clover Park High School. There were only 151 students in my graduating class. I am still active on the reunion committee.
What opportunities exist in your career sector for new graduates? Is postsecondary education required for this field?
I was very driven and from 1975 until retirement, I owned my own small business in the credit card equipment and services industry.