My wife, Lynn, and our daughter, Ashley, moved to Cape Coral from Grapevine, TX (Dallas suburb) in November of 2017 and reside off of Beach Pkwy W. The decision to move here was an easy one as we wanted to live in close proximity to Lynn’s mother and sister. My professional background is thirty plus years within the technology sector in Executive Sales and Sales Engineering Management. January of this year, we were made aware of a Citywide Land Use and Zoning proposal that the city was considering. It was then that we decided we must get involved.
Over the past several months, I have had a wonderful opportunity to meet many of our SW Cape neighbors, all of which have a passion and commitment to preserve our slice of paradise here in the SW Cape. Additionally, I have a significant interest in our water issues and have become involved in the effort to resolve the many years of bad water management that have had a devastating impact on both humans and our wildlife.
I am an avid professional baseball and college sports fan. My favorite teams are the Houston Astros and the University of Texas Longhorns.
The President shall prepare the agenda for and preside at all General Meetings of the SWCCAC; shall conduct the day to day affairs of the SWCCAC and serve as general spokesperson for the SWCCAC. In addition, the President is responsible to see that other Steering Committees, act consistent with the wishes and authority delegated by the membership, and, is an ex-officio member of every Standing Committee and Ad Hoc Committee. The President shall also provide notification to the membership, as required herein, of all General Meetings of the Association. Work with Vice President to negotiate with potential Attorneys and or consultants as needed. Work with Vice President and Media and Communications Manager on letter and email templates for mass communications to Council Members, Mayor, City Manager, city staff and developers.
In 2017, my wife, our twin daughters, our Springer Spaniel and I moved into our newly purchased home in Cape Coral on SW 17th Pl. We had been living in Palm Harbor, FL (just above Clearwater) for the previous three years. We are originally from the West Chester, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia suburb) area but made the decision in 2013 to head south and live near the beach, with no regrets!
I have spent the majority of my working career as VP of Full-Service Operations for a 32 unit c-store, gas and full-service car wash corporation located in the Philadelphia market. I am currently the sales manager in Florida for Mark VII Equipment. My wife, Liz, is a school teacher for the Lee County School District, one of my daughters is a Florida Gator and the other is soon to be a Florida State Seminole.
In late 2018, I became aware of a large, high-density apartment complex that was going to be developed in the middle of our single-family home neighborhood and made the decision to organize our neighborhood to make sure our interests were heard at city hall and with the developer! As our organization grew, we found we had common interests with our neighbors in the four corners neighborhood and mutually made the decision to merge our community groups, forming what is now the Southwest Cape Coral Action Committee, aka SWCCAC.
My hobbies are volleyball, biking and barbequing. My favorite teams are the Philadelphia Eagles (still a season ticket holder) and Phillies along with UF and Penn State football.
The Vice-President shall act in the absence of the President and shall assist the President in the execution of the Association’s business and is an ex-officio member of every Standing Committee and Ad Hoc committee. In the case of the permanent vacancy of the office of President, the Vice-President shall automatically become President. Work with President to develop a strategy for council presentations for Example City’s current Traffic study qualification policy. Work with President to outline council presentations and assign three-minute segments to various member speakers.
Media and Communications Director
We moved from Ventura County, CA 9 years ago and live directly off Surfside just north of Beach Blvd. My professional background is in Marketing and Sales Management and more recently Residential Landscape Design. When I heard that one City official speculated on the removal of the bicycle lanes to accommodate more traffic from the 4 Corners apartment development, I knew I must become involved with my neighbors to shape this development and preserve the quality of our neighborhood.
During the past 9 years, I have acted as the Publicity Chairperson for the New Residents Club, a volunteer at Hope Hospice and the Membership Chairperson for the Merry Mariners Boat Club. Today, I am a Water Quality Activist, a Calusa Waterkeeper Ranger and yoga teacher. Through these efforts, I have contacts and experience with the local press, in both TV and print.
The Media and Communications Manager exercises the duties of the President when so delegated by the President when the President and Vice-President are unavailable. Maintain relationships with all Print and TV Media. Write and execute press releases. Review council agendas, write email blasts to members with calls to action for meeting participation. Encourage letters to media outlets by SWCCAC members and edit for authors. Post relevant information on various Cape Coral Facebook pages.
My wife, Pat, and I moved to Cape Coral the fall of 2011 replacing our original thoughts of retiring to Wisconsin. Their retirement taxes, cold weather and lack of exciting places to fish helped us make the move to Florida. We vacationed in SW Florida to visit with friends living the area. The Cape, with all of its canals and access to the Gulf, was an added attraction. Most of my working life was in the automotive battery business with two different battery manufactures starting out as a route salesman from a regional sales branch working up to National Account manager. I enjoyed 34 years, with the 2nd privately held and much smaller company, retiring as a VP of Private Brands.
As you might have guessed, I love to boat and fish with a side attraction to golf and football. Earlier and younger, I really loved cold weather and downhill skiing. Favorite teams are the Bears, Penn State, and the Cubs. During spring training, I work at the Red Sox park with the American Legion in their concession booth.
The Treasurer shall be responsible for the collection and disbursement of SWCCAC donations; maintain the financial records, keeping an accurate record of receipts and expenditures. In addition, the Treasurer will be called upon from time to time to report the financial status of the SWCCAC Leadership Committee. Exercises the duties of the President when so delegated by the President when the President, Vice-President, and Media and Communications Director are unavailable.
Secretary | Research Director
Sometimes Plan B works out better than you thought possible. My husband Jerry and I bought a home in Cape Coral in 2015 after renting for two years. We were avid winter sports enthusiasts, but a cancer diagnosis changed all that. My ski-instructor husband would never ski again, so we found ourselves at a turning point. Cape Coral turned out to be a perfect choice for us. Though he passed away last year, he enjoyed seven more years than the doctors predicted. I retired from my full-time career as a freelance court reporter in Boston and NH to become a caregiver. It was a challenge, but friends and family, as well as excellent medical providers, made life here a wonderful experience. I enjoy exploring and sharing all that SW Florida has to offer, plan to do more volunteer work, and hope that I can contribute to the well-being of this city I now call home.
To enhance property values and the quality of life in the Southwest Cape by tracking local development issues, reviewing land use and zoning requests and advocating with government and commercial entities on behalf of residents. Research existing city building ordinances and identify key issues relating to proposed development plans. Research city guidelines for submitting petitions.
Membership Committee Director
My husband, Randy, and our daughter, Ashley, moved to Cape Coral from Grapevine, TX (DFW suburb) in 2017 to move closer to our family. My professional background is twenty plus years within the business/technology sector in Business Intelligence Development and Management Information Systems.
Over the past several months, I have become concerned about the long-term changes being made to Cape Coral land development, without community involvement, and the significant water issues in SW Florida and the Everglades.
Having been raised near Chicago (Texas most of adult life) I am a Cubs/Astros fan, love the Blackhawks and am an avid art and photography enthusiast.
Design and development of the SWCCAC Website, data analytics, and other IT-related responsibilities.