I graduated from Belfast Area High School and have an Associate of Science degree in Legal Technology from the University of Maine.
I began working in Law Enforcement in 1984 for the Belfast Police Department both full and part time in patrol and dispatch until 1991 when I joined the Waldo County Sheriff's Office. I worked in patrol for a year and investigations for eights years, part of which was with the
Northern Maine Violent Crimes Task Force. I became Chief Deputy in 1999under Sheriff Robert Jones. Sheriff Jones passed away in January of 2000 and I was appointed Sheriff by the Governor. I was Elected 2001 for 2 year term,
2003 for 4 year term, 2007 for 4 year term and am presently running for a fourth term.
2004-2006 President of the Maine Sheriff's Association.
2005-2006 Governor Appointed Co-Chair of Correction Alternatives Advisory Committee.
2007-2008 Planning Team for LD 2080 "Unified Corrections System"
2008 Governor Appointed to Maine Board of Corrections
2009 Led Mission Change of Waldo County Jail to Maine Coast Regional Re-Entry Center
In my spare time I am a Registered Maine Guide and Professional Sporting Dog Trainer.
I have a Daughter Kelsi, who is a Junior at UMO majoring in psychology and Son Kyle who will be leaving for UMO in the fall to study engineering.
I have been married 25 years to wife Diana who is the Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police in Belfast.