I’m married to Denise and we have four kids. I am the President and CEO of SpringHill Camps www.springhillcamps.com and have been in that position since 2001. I joined SpringHill as the director of our Michigan overnight camp in 1998. Prior to SpringHill my work experience included being a partner in some small businesses and spending 10 years in corporate life working for Steelcase, Inc in Grand Rapids, MI where I worked in Human Resources management, Quality Assurance management and World Class manufacturing planning.
In addition to my vocational experience I’ve been involved in Young Life as a volunteer leader for 7 years, a local area committee for another 7 years, I have served on a Christian school board as well as coached at both the middle and high school level basketball and baseball.
I’m a 1984 graduate of Central Michigan University with a business degree majoring in Personnel Management and a 2012 graduate of Grand Rapids Theological Seminary through Cornerstone University with a MA in Ministry Leadership.
I love to be with my family and kids, being out doors including fishing, hiking and running. I also enjoy reading including history, biographies, leadership and management books as well as theology. My favorite authors are CS Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jim Collins and Patrick Lencioni. My favorite historical characters are Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln.
All of these parts of my life have led me to love learning, teaching, coaching and helping others become better leaders, influencers and followers of Christ. In particular I have a desire for helping leaders of non-profit and ministries lead and grow the impact of their organizations.