Occupation: Senior consulting engineer and corporate paralegal. 1) Please introduce yourself and explain why you are running for school board. I have called Newton home for the last 20 years. I have worked at Pella Corporation for the last 21 years in different engineering roles. I am currently an engineer on Pella’s legal team.My wife, Sarah, works at SHARE preschool, and my sons, Owen and Cameron, attend NHS and BMS respectively.I believe our schools are the heartbeat of our town.I participated in board meetings for about a year before getting on the board in order to better understand the work and role of the board and to better understand the issues of our district.I have been on the board for the past four years and Board President for the last year.I am honored to serve.I enjoy talking to people about our district.I enjoy solving problems.I’m running again to continue the work on board governance and to work on items that improve the results of the district.