Although having lived in Illinois for over 40 years, my heart still yearns for salt water and white beaches having been born and raised in Miami (Florida) where Dotty, my wife, and I both grew up in bathing suits and sandals. Dotty and I have two children; Valerie and Brian who are both married and live in the area. We have two grandchildren, Tyler 11 and Megan 9 who are the love of our lives and who we baby sit at every opportunity. As a Sr. Project Manager with a Chemical Engineering degree I’ve spent my career working in the food industry, designing food plants and overseeing their construction throughout the world. Retiring last year and becoming the Facility Manager here at Knox has allowed me to use my skills and abilities in the service of God’s work.