|Education||I attended the University of Missouri/Kansas City, then to Finlay Engineering College, ending with a BSEE. A chance meeting with the local police department in 1981 led me to join and after completing many hours at the Kansas City Regional Academy, I'm a certified police officer in Missouri.|
|Professional Life||Started at Bendix Aerospace in the standards lab, then in 1978, changing to Kustom Electronics in Shawnee, KS. I designed police traffic radar systems. Today, I'm the Product Manager of the speed enforcement division. I've traveled throughout the world either as an engineer or testifying on equipment - my most favorite place is Australia - had a 2 1/2 week speeding trial down-under.
In my other job, I'm been a detective for the City of Belton, MO the past 6 years. 25 years as a reserve officer or detective. Lots of stories, lots of interesting times.
|Family Life||I married in 1970, now divorced, with two grown children, one boy, one girl. Three grand kids, 2 boys 6 and 1, 1 girl 6. Lived in the Raymore/Belton (south of Kansas City)area since 1973. Have met a very wonderful person who enjoys the same hobbies and she loves to travel. Together now for 11 years. Built a house with property at Gardner Lake. Finally got my space.
|Hobbies & Interests||I enjoy the normal hunting and fishing, but mostly flying. I got my pilots license in 1996 to help me over my fear of heights. Didn't really help, but enjoy piloting - the views are fantastic. Unfortunately plane rental costs keep the amount of flying down, but still enjoyable. Golf takes up most of the summer time.
|Retirement Plans||Haven't really thought much about it. Enjoy what I do with a speed radar manufacturer. Maybe one day. Will probably work after retirement - at least Debbie tells me
I will. Retirement was something old people did and now I can count on two hands the number of years before I do!