I was born in Utica, New York and spent my school years in River Edge, New Jersey, just outside New York City. I truly enjoy the upstate New York region, visiting my alma mater, Colgate, and vacationing there. I consider Roanoke my home—it is a lot like where I grew up—a nice town with friendly people and a community feel, and easy to get around.
What’s your passion here? What motivates you to do what you do?
My passion is for the students. I see them as bank accounts into which everyone here—parents, faculty, coaches, staff, administration—are making daily significant deposits. Each day, I look forward to being part of a school that makes a daily deposit in each student's account—a gift of love of learning, a gift of what honor means, a gift of the joy of trying your best, and a deposit of the satisfaction of succeeding. Over their time here, those students' accounts have grown significantly in value, and we can all rejoice seeing them cash them in as they achieve things here and go to college prepared for their 4 years and beyond. I believe each of us can make a difference, and should. When I see people here I smile—I'm glad to be here and I want students and peers to know how I feel. We have a lot to smile about in this great place—and I have so many examples of the special things that happen here to talk about in our admission visits.