Q. How many years have you volunteered for Memphis in May?
I have been volunteering for at least 10 years.
Q. What do you do when you're not volunteering for MIM?
I've been in the insurance business for 23 years consulting on Employee Benefits. When I'm not volunteering for MIM, I am busy with work & occasionally volunteering my time with other professional & civic organizations then try to make time for myself & my friends.
Q. What attracted you to volunteer for MIM?
When I moved to Memphis 12+ years ago, all the new friends I made would volunteer for MIM. So I decided to join them one year & I have been hooked ever since.
Q. Of all the MIM events, which is your favorite and why?
WCBCC. Working with the Transportation Committee, I have the opportunity to meet almost all the teams during Load-In, during, & Load-Out. It is just amazing to see the Park turn into a small town & back to a park in a weeks time. It is an exciting time no matter the weather & at the end of the day - everyone has a great time.
Q. What’s your favorite volunteer memory?
We had inclement weather with strong winds at BSMF this year. As a result of the storms, many of the entrance scaffolds & signs were damaged & caused hazards for the park & we had to shut down the park temporarily. It was amazing to see an "all hands on deck" approach to getting the park in a safe condition so it could be opened to the public and continue the festivities.
Q. I chose to volunteer for the transportation department because...
volunteering with Transpo Committee really infuses you into the MIM experience. We are involved during the month long event & impact a lot of the event logistics. From BSMF to WCBCC & now to 901Fest - Transpo will always be there to make sure there is a smooth & great experience for all.
Q. Favorite food?
I would have to say PIZZA. You gotta love a good piece of PIE - I even experienced some great pizza at WCBCC cooked on some grills.
Q. Favorite band?
Over time I have come to like a number of bands: The Cure, Duran Duran, Scorpions, Alice in Chains, Metallica, & Disturbed are my favorite bands.
Q. Favorite place to visit/vacation?
Greece & the Greek Islands, Cayman Islands, & Hawaiian Islands. There are many other places I want to visit on my bucket list.
Q. What are you passionate about?
When I'm not working & volunteering my time to organization like MIM, Relay for Life, Miss Memphis/Shelby County, & the Jaycees to name a few - "I REALLY LOVE TO TRAVEL". I like to go on vacations & explore the world, scuba dive, deep sea fishing, & hanging out with great friends.