City Management Beginnings

Being a City Manager can be a challenging but very rewarding job.  I am honored to lead our dedicated employees in serving the residents of Hobbs.  I have proven myself as a “mission-focused” leader which has had a positive impact on the City of Hobbs.

I started my education attending King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  At King’s College I majored in Political Science and graduated in 1993.  King’s College has been recognized in the top tier of U.S News and World Report’s list of best colleges for 17 straight years.   After graduating King’s College, I worked for about two years in state government while taking some part-time classes at Penn State pursuing my Master’s degree.

In 1995, I moved back to Northeast Pennsylvania to enroll in the Air Force ROTC program at Wilkes University.  At the same time, I attended Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania to pursue my Master’s in Public Administration.  My educational experiences have served me well, and I credit my mother for instilling in me the importance of continuing education.

During my time working for Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, I helped deliver various economic development projects, and completely transform the community’s technology systems. Under my leadership, the perception of the downtown Wilkes-Barre community experienced a positive transformation by adding security cameras.  This investment in public safety prompted 56 new businesses to open in that area.  In the first three years of my tenure we increased the staffing of the police department by 30-percent.

Currently, I am the City Manager for Hobbs, New Mexico.  My experiences in Wilkes-Barre have certainly been beneficial in my management of the day-to-day operations in Hobbs.

As City Manager of Hobbs, I want to positively impact the community, residents, municipality and its employees.  I firmly believe in serving the people of this great community and with the help of my expert team, our potential is both promising and limitless.