What/who prompted you to become a member?
Opportunities to network with prospective and existing clients within an industry we’ve served for over 45 years.
How long have you been a member?
Approximately 15 years as a member, with the past two years being an “active” member.
How/who first got you involved and what did you do?
My first involvement was with attending events which evolved into being the external auditor for the Association. Through this role, I determined that serving the Association from within as a member of its Board of Directors and on various Committees is more valuable and rewarding.
What were your expectations when you joined?
Have they changed?My initial expectation was to enjoy getting to know various members and increase my sphere of influence. It has primarily remained the same and I have developed relationships that I believe will span my entire career. Never before have I been involved with an organization that has been so friendly and welcoming.
How has HBADE membership impacted your business?
Access to the business owners and decision makers of Delaware builders and other trade related associate members.
Fun fact about yourself?
I have four more states to visit (Kansas, North Dakota, Idaho and Oregon) and will have then been to all 50 states. In doing so, I’ve hiked in some of the most beautiful National Parks witnessing the best of what Mother Nature has to offer.
What wisdom/advice do you have for future members?
See and be seen! Get involved, volunteer and give back to an industry that is so vital to our economy!!