A RECORD OF PUBLIC SERVICE: 1971 – Current
1971: Coordinated the re-establishment of the Squirrel Population at Pacific University. This generated my Doctor of Squirrelology Sq.D recognized by the University in fall, 2016
1975 – 1977: President of the Errol Heights Neighborhood Association in Portland Oregon
1976 – 1977: Coordinated and managed a local Street Improvement Project which raised approximately $85K in private funds to pave 8 to 10 blocks in the SE Portland Errol Heights Neighborhood
1987 – 1989: Created and managed the Business Model for a Boy Scout Christmas Tree Recycling Project to raise funds for Troop activities in SE Portland Oregon. This event raised about $2,000 annually
1990: Coordinated the installation of “Next Signal” signage along NE Third Street and NE Greenwood Ave in Bend Oregon
1990 – 1997: Created and managed the Business Model for a Boy Scout Christmas Tree Recycling Project to raise funds for multiple Troop’s activities in Bend Oregon. The project has been ongoing and is now in its 27th year with estimated earnings by local Scout leaders exceeding $1.25M and growing annually
1990 – current: Volunteer Disability Rights Advocate in Central Oregon
1998 – 2000: Volunteer Admissions Representative in the 4th Congressional District in Oregon for the United States Merchant Marine Academy
1999 – 2000: Oregon Executive Officer for the Blue and Gold Program, Academy Admissions for the United States Naval Academy
2000 – 2010: Founded and managed the Olympic Institute for Leadership Development, Inc. A non-profit organization providing educational consulting for candidates wishing appointments to our nation’s five Military Service Academy’s and Military Junior Colleges and Prep Schools.
2001: One of four advocates who filed a complaint with the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, against the City of Bend, Deschutes County and The River House Resort
2006 – 2010: Founded and managed the Smith Rock Race Group LLC. Created and produced the Cascade Lakes Relay from 2008 – 2010. CLR is now the largest single athletic event in Central Oregon with more than 3,000 participants. As part of the CLR, created the Hire a Volunteer Program which has raised about $260,000 for many local non-profit organizations in Central Oregon since 2008.
2014 – current: Program Manager of the Pacific Crest Trail Central Oregon Trail Angel Program
2015 – current: Created and currently manage Advocates for Disabled Americans, Inc. A non-profit organization to provide Leadership, Vision and Planning to Cities and Municipalities and their citizens to build accessible pedestrian pathways (sidewalks) in their communities.
2017: Recipient of the 1st Annual Pioneer Award, for service in creating the Business Model for the Boy Scout Christmas Tree Recycling Program in 1990 by the Fremont District, Crater Lake Council
2017 – Organized the 1st Annual “Let’s Sweep and Trim Together” Summer Project in the City of Bend.