Born in Elkhorn Wisconsin moved to Arizona in 1957, grew up in this neighborhood. My parents joined All Saints' Episcopal Church in 1957 and I went to Sunday School here, never liked it much they would bribe me with donuts and comic books. I went to Solano School, Grandview, and Central High, where I played on the 1972 state football championship team. I received 3 scholarships to play football, but was itching for adventure, so I became a Hot Shot fire fighter.
I was a sawyer that flew in helicopters and was the first one in on the fires. I later became a carpenter for Kealy Construction here in the Valley and was promoted to a supervisor. The economy took a dip, so I moved to Connecticut to build custom homes with my brother in-law, Paul Montanari, who now works here at All Saints'. I was hired by Father Carl Carlozzi in 1989-- the same summer that Abel Maldonado started at All Saints'.
I am a single dad of two great, almost grown-up sons. Who would have thought that a neighborhood kid that didn’t like church would end up here for the last 28+ years. It’s been a heck of a ride and I am blessed to be here with all of you.