I Am West Georgia
Years at UWG: More than 17.
My job title: Technical Director for the Townsend Center.
What I really do: I make sure that all the technical equipment works at the Townsend Center, which makes the events there look good.
Birthplace: Garrett, Ind.
Family: Wife, Kari; daughter, Kelsey (13); son, Conner (10).
People describe me as: Professional and easy to work with.
My favorite things to do: Paint, design and build theatrical scenery, design lighting and have fun with my family.
My proudest accomplishment: Helping to deliver my son at his birth.
My passion: To help those hurting to find the Lord.
My pet peeve: People doing unsafe things that can get them or someone else hurt.
Before UWG, I: I lived in New Orleans and attended Tulane for graduate school.
I joined UWG because: I wanted to teach and work with students on designing for the theatre.
I stay because: I love the university and the community.
One thing I would change about UWG: Increased funding, so that all of the departments could have the most current resources to educate the students to their fullest potential.
The best advice I ever received: Most of the stories you hear, the truth is somewhere in the middle.
The best advice I’d give to new faculty and staff: Be happy in your work. Make friends throughout campus, not just in your own department.
When I was a child, I wanted to be: A film director.
Most people don't know that: For the last 10 years I have been a pyrotechnician for Independence Day fireworks shows including Lenox, Mall of Georgia and Rhythm & Booms in Madison, Wis.
My favorite quotation: Never give up.
The book I think everyone should read: Anything that interests you -- just read!
The movie I think everyone should watch: Star Wars (the original).
My favorite memory: Watching my wife walk down the aisle at our wedding. Watching my kids' faces at Disney World.
The person (alive or dead) I’d most like to meet: Jesus.
What I would most like to have if castaway on an island: A boat.
What I would do if I won the lottery: I would donate more to charity, help my family members and invest for my children’s higher education.
What I most want to contribute to students: The drive to succeed in whatever they find as their passion.
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