From an early age, two constants in my life have been basketball and family. My parents taught me to treat everyone with respect and were always great examples of this. They instilled in me the principles of honesty, integrity, perseverance and hard work. This laid a foundation for success in both basketball and my professional life.
After a successful high school career with my hometown Chambersburg Trojans, I became one of three (my father being one of the others) to play 4 years of NCAA Division I basketball on a full athletic scholarship. Early in my career at Siena College, it was obvious I was no longer the biggest player on the court. The majority of the time, I was the slowest and least athletic player. As a result, I needed to out work my opponents and be reliable. These principles allowed our teams to win multiple regular season league titles and postseason appearances. In addition, they have become a cornerstone of my professional career and family life.
Following graduation, I wanted to move back home to begin my career. I was born and raised in Chambersburg and find it rewarding to work with local businesses. These businesses are facing challenges and opportunities that have emerged with the recent development of former farmland. In addition, tax compliance and financial statement regulations have become more complicated for these businesses. I have found that helping businesses by giving them honest advice benefits them during difficult times and allows for growth when opportunities are presented.
Although I dedicate a lot of time to my career, the most important part of my life is raising my family. My wife, Elizabeth, and I are raising our children, Landon and Finley, with the principles that hard work and dedication can allow you to achieve your goals.