City: Deer Park, Washington
Education: Graduated from Riverside High School in 1983, earned a bachelor's in engineering science of aerospace structures from United States Air Force Academy in 1989, earned a master's in space operations with systems engineering from United States Air Force Institute of Technology in 1996, earned a master's in information technology with systems engineering from Strayer University in 2010.
Work Experience: Spent 24 years in the Air Force. Was a systems engineer with MITRE Corporation for 7 years. Is currently a solar/electrical contractor, hay farmer, and part-time Deer Park Home Link teacher.
Political Experience: Ran unsuccessfully for Deer Park School Board in 2015, also against Carri Breckner.
Family: Married to LaCinda Ashby. Has one daughter.
A Deer Park School District employee says he’s running for a school board seat to increase communication with teachers and bring more urgency to the leadership. He faces an experienced incumbent who says the district is moving in a positive – and fiscally responsible – direction.