My community service work began when I arrived here from the Midwest, fresh out of college and eager to make my way in the world. I developed a passion for servant leadership especially when it comes to serving our youth. I’m that guy who seems to always raise his hand when someone asks for a volunteer.
That’s how I wound up becoming a Cub Scout den leader over 30 years ago. Long after my boys aged out of the program, I’m still working with a local Scout Troop, helping prepare our youth for an independent future. I currently also serve on the Board of Plano Youth Leadership, which teaches leadership skills to high school sophomores. Along the way I have done stints on the Board of the Plano Chamber and committee work for the Greater Dallas Chamber.
I’m proud of one of my earliest public service efforts – the first combined recruiting campaign for the (then separate) Big Brothers and Sisters organizations in the Metroplex – themed “Help Build a Future Today!
I’ve served on the board and several stints as president of my Homeowners Association. During that time, our neighborhood achieved the Gold Best Neighborhood Recognition. I’m most proud of the way our HOA has drawn the participation of neighbors from diverse backgrounds and cultures – South and East Asian, Anglos, Hispanic, and Black – on the board and in social gatherings.