Occupation: Security Manager supporting women’s rights and humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan

Family: Married to Debbie Harrell, a local Nurse Practitioner. We have six grown children and three grandchildren

Birthday: October 25

Birthplace: Troy, Mo

Current Hometown: Troy, Mo

My Favorite Memory: Is growing up on the farm just a short walk over the hill and through some woods to my grandparent’s home where there always seemed to be something good cooking on the stove

I Wish I Had More Time For: Enjoying time with my family. I’ve learned that, although we are often called upon to make sacrifices, we should always strive to achieve a balance between our work and living life to the fullest.

My Best Feature: Is being reliable in all weather and conditions

My Favorite Food: A deep dish supreme pizza with a side of ranch dressing

Favorite Drink: Breakfast blend medium roast coffee

Last Book I Read: “Good to Great” by Jim Collins

The Best Movie I Ever Saw: “A Bronx Tale”

The Best Vacation I Ever Took: Experiencing the Vatican City in Rome

The Song That Makes Me Want To Dance: “Rainbow Stew” by Merle Haggard

My Favorite TV Show: “Yellowstone” spirit of the old west in modern context

My Favorite Sports: I love everything about baseball

My Motto is: Lead by example

If I Could Live in Another Time Period, it Would Be: The early American frontier period, but we are today certainly living in interesting times

My Pet Peeve is: An entirely irresponsible person

My Proudest Moment Was: Completing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration

A Dream I Have is: To ensure long lasting peace and security for my family, my community and my country

If I Won the Lottery: Spend responsibly, invest wisely and give generously

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