A little about me I came to live in Sunnyvale in 1981 to work for National Semiconductor with my degree in chemical engineering. In total, I have lived 20 years in Sunnyvale. Having lived here for so long, I have the experience needed for the city council position and have a strong connection with Sunnyvale and its residents. I am happily married to Diane Gleason, a high school math teacher. I retired after holding a variety of engineering and management positions in the semiconductor industry. My most recent work role was Loma Prieta Chapter Director for the Sierra Club from 2013-15. I spent 3 1/2 years at the United States Coast Guard Academy. It is the Coast Guard's version of Annapolis or West Point. The motto of the academy is to Revere Honor, Honor Duty. It has been a guiding principle in my life ever since. It is our duty to take care of each other and the planet. My Life Goal - work toward a more equitable and sustainable world.
Sunnyvale Cool Leadership team member since 2011, a local environmental advocacy organization.
Finance Chair for Good Samaritan United Methodist Church. We run many programs to help the poor. I am in charge of the annual Family Giving Tree Christmas gift drive and the annual Back-To-School backpack drive in the summer.
I am not accepting donations from corporations or individual developers.
Numerous leadership roles with the Sierra Club including executive committee, political committee co-chair, outings leader.
'Energize Sunnyvale' team member. Helped Sunnyvale compete in the Georgetown $5 million energy challenge.
10+year Leader and volunteer with the Sierra Club ICO program. We take disadvantaged youth on outdoor adventures including sea kayaking, mountain biking, camping, white water rafting, and my specialty, snow trips.
30 years in the Semiconductor industry. The last 10 years as a business process manager or consultant for product development.
We use most of our yard to grow veggies year round. We have 1.7kW solar power system to provide our electricity. Underground we've installed a 3,400 gallon cistern to capture rain for watering the yard. Most of the winter, we heat our home by burning wood pellets in a pellet stove. We raise backyard chickens for eggs.