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Chief Executive Officer of the Terrebonne Economic Development Authority

Tell me about your work: 

What is the best part of your job? 

Giving back to the community that I have lived in for most of my life.  Becoming reacquainted with people that I have not seen in many years.  Helping people and local businesses. 

What is the hardest? 

Not having an unlimited budget that would allow us to do all of the great things for this community that we would like to.

Is there anything new on the horizon? 

There are several opportunities in the coming months that could certainly add to the local economy, through job creation, grants and education programs that we are partnering with local companies, agencies and educators.

What’s one leadership skill you feel everyone must learn?  

Give the best of yourself to get the same from your team, while leading from the front.  

Tell me about yourself:

As a child, what did you see yourself doing as a career? 

As a child, I really did not have that sort of focus, I had no real admirations that come to mind.  When I found a place that felt right, I took it and ran with it.  I’ve always loved a challenge and ran toward them instead of running away from them.  I like making a difference and have always wanted to leave something better than the way that I found it.  

What was your very first job? 

I joined the Army at 17 years old.

What time do you wake up and how do you start your day?  

My eyes open most mornings by 5:30, yes even on the weekend.  Coffee is a must!

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without? 

The continued support of my family and loved ones.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time? 

Anything DIY, saltwater fishing and road trips. 

Favorites/This or that:

Favorite food: 

Steak, roasted brussels and Caesar salad

Favorite vacation spot: 

Montana. A cabin in the mountains 

How do you like your coffee? 

With coconut sugar and a little cream

Chocolate or vanilla ice cream?

Cookies and cream

Pen or pencil? 

Blue ink pen