Aspirations and Goals:
Leave the campground cleaner than you found it. Learned this as a Boy Scout and find that it has stuck with me and applies to life as well as campgrounds.
Experience, Education and Credentials:
Grew up In Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1979. Attended Texas Tech University. In fact, I strived to make attending college my career. Reality kicked in and landed in the grocery business. It was in the grocery business that my pickiness and attention to detail became huge traits. The Campbell soup section was my pride and joy. With the iconic soup can artwork, all labels perfectly facing front, made this aisle a thing of beauty.
What do you like to do when you are not working:
Gym life, gardening, grilling and trying to spend as much time outdoors as it is so much better than indoors.
Favorite quote: If you’re going to be a bear, be a Grizzly.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us:
I learned to ride a unicycle at the age of 12. I now ride my unicycle each year on my birthday.
Tell us 3 things most people don’t know about you:
I love music.
I have had a pair of Adidas Superstars in my closet since 1973. Not the same pair, but the old school “shell toes” are my favorite footwear.
First album I bought with my own money – Grand Funk Railroad – Closer to Home (still have it)
Three words to best describe you:
Anything else you want to share (family, hobbies, whatever):
So thankful that Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat weren’t around in the 70’s and 80’s.
What do you like most about Slate Group?
This company has always been that company that embraces technology. Our industry has changed so much during my 27 years. I started in the print industry before the birth of the internet and email. The changes in the industry over my 27 years is mind blowing and proud that we have done our homework and applied new technology that allows us to better serve our clients.
What do you like most about your role at Slate Group?
It starts with an idea and to be a part of the process where we take the idea and create a successful product is very rewarding.
What drew you to Slate Group originally?
I knew the owners and they had a large order for Furr’s Cafeterias that had several hours of cutting needed to finish the job. They taught me to use the guillotine cutter and I dove in headfirst. Once the job was complete, they found lots more stuff to teach me and I wound up in Sales.
What has been your favorite project at Slate Group?
I am particularly proud of the wide format projects that I have done for the Athletic Departments in Lubbock Independent School District.