City: Cheney, WA
Education: Graduated from Cheney High School. Earned degree from Eastern Washington University in 1985. Received a master’s in management from Webster University in 1989 and has journalism training from the Navy.
Work Experience: Works as a senior multimedia sales executive with The Spokesman-Review and owned numerous businesses in Cheney including Tree of Knowledge Bookstore and an American Family Insurance office. Served in the Navy for 8 years as a Navy journalist and is now a Quartermaster for the VFW. Served on the West Plains Chamber as a member and former board member and as a Cheney Merchant Association co-founder and former chairman.
Political Experience: Cheney Mayor from 2006 to 2009 and lost reelection in 2009. Served on the Spokane Regional Transportation Council, the Spokane Transit Authority and the Spokane County Growth Management Steering Committee of Elected Officials.
Family: Married to Trish Gainer. They have two kids.