Our experiences make us who we are, and I am no exception. I am a product of years of public service, small business & self-employment, and a family that believes in me. From combat in Iraq, to 'combat' on the city council, I have faced, learned from, and overcome challenges and opportunities. I value people over ideas, and ideas over the status quo. Give a man a fishing pole? I say give a community a vision and watch out world! Goals are simple: * Bridge the gap between social media/networking and local governments and change lives for the better in the process. * Create, grow, and improve organizations that service the human needs of community. * Help communities effect valuable changes through activism and participation in their local government.