I've worked in transportation planning and transit management in the Volusia County area for more than 20 years, in both the public and private sector. Prior to moving to Volusia County, I worked in the Quality Control department of Kennedy Space Center and served in the US Air Force. After returning from active duty, I enrolled in the University of Central Florida and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics. I moved to Volusia County in 1999 to work as a Planner for the Volusia County MPO. Over the years, I increased my knowledge and experience in the field of transportation working for a local planning and engineering firm and for McDonald Transit Associates, a transit management firm based in Fort Worth, Texas. My assignment with McDT included serving as the Assistant General Manager and General Manager for Votran, the transit provider for Volusia County, Florida. I returned to work for the River to Sea TPO (f.k.a. Volusia TPO) in 2009 where I served as the Executive Director until August 2021.