Tell us a little bit about yourself.  Born and raised in Sabetha, KS – circa 1957 – small town in Northeast Kansas.  Graduated from KSU in 1979 – dual major in Psychology and Education.  Taught elementary school for three weeks in Shawnee Mission Schools; Got a job selling Xerox copiers in 1980;   A ficticious “head-hunter” talked me into a  sales position with Steelcase in 1985 and here we are.  Selling Steelcase for 32 years;   Got married to Kimberly in 1985; Frank and Molly joined the journey along the way.   We enjoy Cocker Spaniels – Loki – he’s our third one.   Patiently waiting for grandchildren.

Stained Glass Window from 1890 – Grandparent’s home in Robinson, KS

What is your role at SR? Take a guess?  “They are glass, they have doors, …”  Please do not call them ‘demountables’.   WG

Before working here, what was the most interesting job you held? Selling Xerox copiers; “cold call sales” – Am happy to tell you the stories – when you have time.

Hobbies/interests outside of work – Lawn work, landlording, reading, listening to BPM,  “Aging Parents”…. Oh, almost forgot – KSU Football Games – September thru December – since 1989 – “It’s all about Family”

Favorite movie –  Office Space

Favorite book – Holy Bible

Hidden talents? – As  you know – I hide nothing –  “WYSIWYG”

Greatest achievement – Being a husband, father, son, uncle, cousin, friend – “It’s all about Family”

What is your most treasured possession? Many different family heirlooms – Not much on possessions of ‘things’

What did you want to be when you grew up? I was planning to drive a bulldozer and operate heavy equipment; I actually enrolled at Beloit Vo-Tech and  my high school buddies decided we should all go to KSU and Aggieville.  Of course, there is a story here too.

What is your biggest pet peeve?   Mean people

What is one thing you couldn’t live without? My family, My KSU family and my SR work family.

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