I was born in Sanford, Florida, attended Central Florida public schools, started a small business and have been a local, state and national leader. 

I spent 32 years as an air traffic control professional. I have extensive teaching, training, budgeting and management experience. As a leader I coached staff to achieve organizational excellence. I maintained professional relationships with; various government agencies, industry representatives, customers and local and national elected officials.

I’ve lived in Tampa for over 37 years. I raised two children in Tampa, both attended Tampa public schools Palma Ceia United Methodist, Mabry, Coleman, and Plant.

VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY

Committee on Foreign Relations
Great American Teach-in volunteer
Minority career outreach
Counselor for juveniles in trouble with law enforcement agencies
Paint your Heart out Tampa

BOARD EXPERIENCE

Tampa Civil Service Board
Tampa Bay Area Committee on Foreign Relations
Pinellas County Florida Noise Task Force
Air Traffic Control Advisory Board
FAA Collaborative Management Leadership Team
FAA Central Florida Management Executive Board
Southern Region Executive Board, NATCA
National Chair, NATCA 
FDP LEAD Task Force

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FAA Air Traffic Management. Sarasota, Tampa, St. Pete-Clearwater Control Towers. Air Traffic Control, Anchorage, Rochester, Elmira, Orlando, St. Pete-Clearwater, and Tampa Control Towers 
FAA Special Event Air Traffic Manager
Air Traffic Assist. Manager, Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in
FAA Liaison to the National Football League

EDUCATION

Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

TRAINING

Human Resources
A Positive Approach to Discipline
Fundamentals of Supervision
Introduction to Emergency Readiness, 
Situational Leadership
Workforce Development
Customer Focus Training
Leadership Development and Labor Relations
Basic Arbitration
Dispute Resolution

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE

Democratic National Executive Committee 
Southern Caucus Chair, Democratic National Committee 
Association of State Democratic Chairs
First Vice Chair, Florida Democratic Party