|School: Cleveland (Commerce)||Graduation Year: 1970|
Year Inducted: 2013
Sports Played: Football, Baseball
High School Honors: Football: 2-year letter winner; 2nd Team All-PIL as a Senior. Baseball: 2-year letter winner; 2nd Team All-PIL as a Junior; All-State Honorable Mention as a Junior; 1st Team All-PIL and State as a Senior; State Metro All-Star game.
Post High School Career: Yavapai Junior College in 1970; all-conference catcher. Lewis & Clark College Baseball 1972-74. Played professional Baseball for the Portland Mavericks in 1974. Fifteen years as a High School and College Basketball official. Past President/CEO of Johnstone Supply Inc.
My working career has been primarily in management and leadership roles in the Wholesale Distribution sector culminating with the position of President/CEO of Johnstone Supply a national distributor growing it to $1.3 Billion in sales. Currently I am part owner in 2 businesses and also doing some consulting work for small family owned businesses.
I was asked a few years ago to address the scholar athletes at Cleveland High to relate to them what high school athletics and academics meant to me then and during the course of my life. After considering this for quite awhile I broke it down into seven areas of impact.