I think the library is important to the community because: Libraries are free and open long hours to the public. They provide a uniquely American resource for learning, exploration and entertainment.
I was inspired to become a member of the board because: Working to try to pass the 2016 failed referendum, I saw such dedicated, hard-working employees and friends of our library. I have also come to learn how efficiently our library serves the many varied needs of the community.
My favorite way to use the library is: I mostly use digital downloads of audio and ebooks, and also request music CDs from our library and its partners.
My favorite book is: Just the most recent ones I read: "The Library Book" and "Gardens of Democracy." I'm terrible about remembering book titles.
Interests/Hobbies: I ride bicycles a lot -- all kinds. I'm active with the Carpentersville Rotary Club that meets every Wednesday at 7 AM at Southern Belles. Oh, and there's those four grandkids that my wife and I see about twice a week.
Education/Degrees: BS Financial Management from Clemson University. MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management
Profession: Retired from commercial lending
Family: Three grown children and five wonderful grandchildren