When I was 14 my mother moved my younger siblings and me to Spanish Fork following a divorce. The hope was to provide a new start and better life with more opportunities for us. My family fell in love with this small town, and we have thrived giving back to it. In high school I was elected as a student body officer, I served on the youth city council, and the Rotary Club awarded me a scholarship that allowed me to attend college. The people of this town took my family in, loved us, and gave us a second chance. I wanted my children to experience this as well and my wife and I have raised our family here.
Many years ago, I began serving in the city during Fiesta Days and with the Chamber of Commerce. Those opportunities energized me to get further involved. I made new connections and attended the inaugural Spanish Fork University 101 class, where I learned more about how this amazing city operates so effectively. My interest and involvement grew further, and I was invited to serve on the Recreation Center Advisory Committee. From there I began attending city council meetings to learn even more about the city, and recently I was invited by the city council to serve on the Parks and Recreation Committee. I have loved every place I've served because of the people.
I am running for city council because I have grown a deep love for this city, it’s made me who I am, and I want to do everything possible to be a voice for its residents so that we keep this the greatest city in America.