I’m a hands-on kinda guy and so love making, fixing, and just plain doing! Colvin is my helper around the house and, as you can see from the photo here, loves DIY projects too. This is a little project we built for his 5th grade class. It was a game board project for the class but has become a centerpiece in our home for playing chess. We like to play that too!
There is something inside me that feels a drive to volunteer. I love serving others in whatever capacity is needed. I currently volunteer for the local CoderDojo hosted by UNK. I also volunteer at our church, Kearney eFree, helping with LifeGroup Leadership. Most recently, our Goldendoodle, Charlie, and I were certified as a pet therapy team. We are active with the library reading program, hospital visits, local schools, and other events where the pet therapy program is needed.
Some other past volunteer roles I have been a part of include our homeowner’s association and four and a half years on the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department. The major accomplishment with our HOA was getting connected with our city wastewater treatment facility. It wasn’t an elegant job, but everyone needs to be able to flush! When I was with KVFD, I enjoyed fighting fires but my real passion was being on the rescue team. This mostly involved car wrecks but I was also the rope rescue supervisor which was a blast because we got to practice picking people off grain elevators and fun things like that!