Q: How long have you been a member of the Lewis Economic Development Council?
A: I have been an actual member of LEDC since January of this year, but had attended the open monthly meetings since it began for many years.
Q: Why did you join the LEDC?
A: I joined as a representative for the Centralia City Council (Luond is the current mayor of Centralia). When I found it was available, I jumped at the opportunity to get involved as this group of local business professionals has helped bring our cities and county new jobs and industries. These are volunteers working to better our area.
Q: Why do you support the LEDC?
A: The key for the success of the City of Centralia, Lewis County, cities, LEDC and the ports is working together. If even one of these holds out from the joint efforts, it can and will affect projects.
Q: What do you enjoy most about volunteering?
A: I enjoy volunteering as a way to give back to an area that has been very good to my family.
Q: How do you define success?
A: Success is giving everything you can do to provide a better product and giving exceptional customer service.
Q: Who inspires you?
A: God, the One who has given us guidelines on how to live a good gracious life.
Q: What is one thing, either industry-related or not, you learned in the last month?
A: The one thing I have learned in the last 30 days is to accept things I have no control of and move on.
Q: What’s the last book you have read?
A: “Heidi.” I was given an original copy recently and re-read the book. I first read this when I was a child. I would recommend parents reading this with their children.
Q: What is your favorite meal?
A: Thanksgiving — turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, the works
Q: What do you do for pleasure?
A: Sporting events, all levels
Q: What is the favorite car you have ever owned?
A: I’m not sure of the year, but in high school I drove a red Buick Skylark convertible.
Q: What is something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?
A: I am not above pulling a prank on someone.