Jack spent 40 years in the oil and fuel industry before retiring and starting his own business as a consultant to businesses as needed. He has sat on numerous boards during his career and has made volunteering in the community a regular part of his life. When not spending time with his wife of 35 years, 4 children, and 9 grandchildren, Jack enjoys his weekly bowling leagues, attending church, Diamondbacks and Cardinals games, and going to the movies. Jack’s appreciation for his own family has lead to his deeper involvement in the world of foster care. Jack joined the board of Foster Arizona in 2015 and when asked why he volunteers he said, “I would like to impact the lives of kids that, through no fault of their own, haven’t been given a chance to have positive life experiences like my own kids had growing up in Arizona.”
A Glimpse Inside…
What is your favorite food?
- Steak and Potatoes
What is your favorite quote?
- Lead, follow, or get out of the way
What authors do you enjoy?
- Grisham, Patterson, and Mitch Albom
Why do you volunteer with Foster Arizona?
- Diana and I were able to become “foster grandparents” to several couples who were foster parents in the DCS system. We discovered Foster Arizona through families we knew that had gone through the foster care process and had spoken highly of their involvement in helping to answer questions and assist them in the process of getting certified as foster families. It became very clear to us that the entire foster care system had so many moving parts that it was hard for any one interested in becoming a foster parent and the red tape was a deterrent for some people that were willing to provide a safe loving home to kids in need. I wanted to make more families aware of the need to foster kids who are in the system with no way out and to be a part of making it less prohibitive to apply and be accepted into the system. The work Foster Arizona was doing was a great fit.