I have been serving as one of the seven members of the Transition Committee since the summer of 2020. The purpose of that committee is to prepare for the turnover of control of the IslandWalk at the West Villages Homeowners Association Inc. board of directors from the developer to the residents. I have been the lead person for the legal and contracts subgroup and in that role, I have studied and researched the legal basis for homeowner association governance and the specific Governing Documents for IW. That effort included a detailed study of the financial and budgeting processes of the association. With that experience, my educational background, my professional experience in over forty-five years of law practice and my extensive volunteer experience, I believe that I will be an informed, competent and responsive board member.

General background

Born and raised in Eastern lowa

Married to Leslie for 52+ years, five children and thirteen grandchildren

Retired 2019

Moved to IslandWalk in 2017


High school diploma, Regis High School, Cedar Rapids, lowa 1965 B.A. Mathematics, University of lowa 1969 Notre Dame Law School 1974

Juris Doctor, University of

Professional Experience

Private law practice in Colorado (1974-1976) and Cedar Rapids, lowa (1978-2019) Concentration in real estate, bankruptcy, business planning, taxation and estate planning

Law office management responsibilities in several firms

Volunteer Experience

Various board and leadership positions including those described below

Presidency terms and board positions for two separate education foundations, one for two parochial high schools and one for a public school district

Elected school board member for a public school district with 5000 students for seven years

Youth soccer coach for over 25 years at various levels including nine years as boys varsity head coach at a high school

I am a problem solver. I believe that my ability to listen critically and understand varying perspectives works well in seeking consensus solutions. I have extensive experience dealing with accounting, personnel and budgeting matters. My goal in seeking a board position is to assist in maintaining IslandWalk as a financially stable, congenial and satisfying community in which we are proud to live and socialize.