Education: B.A. Business Administration and M.B.A
Profession: Small business owner
Family: Husband, Jerrold, three sons and three grandchildren
Pets: 2 dogs, Spike and Rico
Hobbies: Gardening and politics
1. What is your favorite leadership quote?
"Leadership has a harder job to do than just to choose sides. It must bring sides together." -Rev. Jesse Jackson
2. What do you think is the key to effective leadership?
In my opinion, an effective leader is one whom emphasizes honesty and integrity, listens with sincerity, openly communicates and is not afraid to stand-up for the people they represent or for what they believe is right.
3. What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
"To thy self be true" is my personal mantra. I am, who I am, and nobody's ever going to change my personal convictions or beliefs. As a child, my mother used to refer to this quote over and over agian, especially when I was in middle school and developing my personal interactive social skills with other students. I learned early on, not to change myself, just to make others like me or to make it easier to assimilate.
4. What do you hope to get out of your Toll Fellows experience?
I hope to leave the Toll Fellows program with a wealth of new knowledge that I can apply to my everyday life from improved leadership and communication skills, to policy development and analysis.