For over 30 years, my wife Betty, our two daughters and I have enjoyed the natural and historic beauty of Roswell, its small-town charm, the wonderful people, and our family-friendly neighborhoods. Our daughters attended Roswell's great public schools while with Betty's insight and support I built a successful business. I volunteered for their activities while they were growing up, and I served on our neighborhood HOA board. After all these years, I still have a passion for our town.
Like many of you, I am a fan of smart business growth, but not a fan of traffic or destroying the character of our neighborhoods. We need to manage our continued growth in a way that promotes active, healthy commercial corridors with strong businesses and places we can enjoy with our families, while at the same time protect the charm and character that attracted so many of us to Roswell in the first place. As your voice on City Council, I will put the residents of Roswell, first.
As a resident, I share your frustrations at the sense our city is stalling out, with many projects going unfinished or never getting started. At times getting straight answers on progress can feel like pulling teeth. Fortunately, that is my specialty as I am dentist.
I have been blessed to build a business that has nearly quadrupled in size since we began. I owe the success of my business, Artistic Dentistry of Atlanta, to my team. We follow a simple rule.
The customer comes first, always!
I served on the Roswell Planning Commission, on the Roswell 2040 Comprehensive Plan Stakeholder Committee, and as Chair of the Northlake Community Alliance Board of Trustees, a non-profit organization that managed a $1M revitalization project near the Northlake area where my business is located. The group succeeded on many fronts including area beautification, streetscape enhancements and traffic flow improvements.
My experience from a resident’s perspective in zoning and redevelopment, and my commitment to put the customer first, means I bring skills needed to effectively represent the vision of Roswell that the residents want for their future.
I feel it is important to give back to our community and over the years I have offered my services and surgical skills to help those in need. I coordinated and traveled to Biloxi, MS as head of mobile dental relief units to provide over three weeks of volunteer dentistry to victims of Hurricane Katrina, served as a volunteer dentist for the Give Back a Smile program, and as a Volunteer for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Domestic Violence, supporting complimentary smile reconstruction to victims of domestic violence.
I have been a consultant to the CNN medical team, and I enjoy my work with other dental professionals as a lecturer on topics as diverse as dental practice management, dental care and restorative dentistry.
Betty and I have celebrated 38 beautiful years of marriage. Our daughters, Caroline and Christine are now grown and work in the media and entertainment industries. We are members of Roswell Presbyterian Church. In my spare time, I enjoy golf, tennis, cooking on the grill, and vacations with my family.