ILMA Compoundings September 2017 - 44
Western Regional Sales
Manager, United Color
"I try to stay positive, and thus, have a positive
outlook on life and situations. Even when there
is a bad situation that comes my way, I try to
find the silver lining and learn from it."
"I was a scoutmaster for four years in the Boy Scouts. I only
recently gave it up, but I'm still very active. It's become a real
passion of mine over the years. Currently, I run the Boy Scout
breakout session for Roundtable, which is a leadership meeting where all the leaders (the scoutmasters, cub masters and
commissioners) all connect once a month, and I get to help
teach the scoutmasters at those sessions.
"There's a lot of kids in Boy Scouts - some come from great
families, and some come from troubled homes, but all of
them need someone to talk to. And that's why I am continuing
with Scouts, I think because it gives them another person to
approach. You're basically a mentor to the boys. That's why
I'm really passionate about it."
AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP AND TRAVEL FIRST,
A JOB SECOND
"I consider my current role to be my ideal job because of the
freedom and respect I get from the company and management,
as well as our customers - they value my opinion. I love to go
out and visit with customers. For me it's more than a job; I enjoy
meeting different people, learning where they're at and seeing
if I can help them solve a problem. I think one of the things I
like most is the fact that because I travel so much, I get to see
different parts of the country - some areas that I drive through
are just beautiful."
AN APPROACHABLE PARENT
A TRIP TO REMEMBER
"My wonderful wife of 28 years, Karen, and I have two great children. Kate is 22 and Jim is 19. As a parent, I want to help them as
they travel on life's path. My duty is to guide them so they can
make solid choices and decisions on their own. At the same
time, I need to be approachable and love them unconditionally,
all the while encouraging them. It doesn't mean we don't have
disappointments; it's how we approach them that is important."
"We go camping once a month, but one of my favorite
activities that we did [as a Boy Scout troop] was a trip to the
Florida Sea Base in the Florida Keys. There were 23 of us that
paddled canoes 5 miles out to Munson Island and spent four
days camping on the island. We went fishing and did some
other activities as a troop. It was in March so the water was
cold, but it was a really cool time."
| COMPOUNDINGS | ILMA.ORG