Q. Tell us about yourself and your role within the organization.
A. Born and raised in the Bismarck area, and I have lived in North Dakota for most of my life, other than for five years that we lived in Missouri, where I worked as the Executive Director of a Non-Profit in the St. Louis Area. I am an avid runner and I am a die-hard St. Louis Cardinal and Green Bay Packer fan. I have been married to my wife, Lisa for the past 25 years and we have three children- Brandon, Tara and Lauren.
I have worked in the field of developmental disabilities since 1981, most of those years working for non-profit organizations in North Dakota and Missouri. I founded Community Options in 1997 and have served as President for the past 20 years.
Q. Briefly tell us the history of Community Options.
A. Community Options began in July 1997. My vision was to create an organization that supported people’s dreams of living a lifestyle of their choice. Our services were driven and directed by each person, while at the same time surrounding them with a team of individuals who would carry out the support plan to achieve their dreams. Read more