He had been an elected District Attorney, Executive Director of a multi-state economic development commission, Executive Assistant to the Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, member of the Oregon House, Administrative Assistant to a United States Congressman.
He was also a senior consultant for a large company providing effectiveness training to private and governmental agencies.
He previously served a two year term as president of the Oregon Pilots' Association and recently completed his term on the Oregon State Aviation Board.
He has represented Multnomah County on the Port of Portland's Citizenís Noise Advisory Committee since early
2007. He serves on a number of community boards and committees and
has been a leading advocate of aviation in Oregon.