I am the elected auditor and fiscal officer for Stark County. My office values and maintains all property records, pays all the county’s bills and its people, sets tax rates, issues dog tags and maintains the county’s technology infrastructure.
A Good Decision
I actually transferred to Mount Union at the start of my sophomore year to be closer to home. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made.
Dr. Patricia Matthews, professor for economics, accounting and business administration, was my favorite professor. I always had to be prepared, and that is perhaps one of the best lessons in life.
Mount Union Memories
My favorite memories were playing cards in Cunningham Hall, trips to the Stagg Bowl and all the friends and connections I made.
Starting a Career
I worked as a teller at FirstMerit all through college and stayed on as a commercial credit analyst upon graduation.
Along with being in Student Senate, I was a resident assistant and the track house MVP.
I first lived in the King guest house, then I was a resident assistant on the second floor of McCready and finally I moved to the track house.
I absolutely still keep in touch with the friends I made while at Mount Union.
I’ve been to Homecoming many times since graduating. My wife and I always attend the Schooler Lecture, too, and I’ve come back to campus many times to speak to classes. I very much enjoy staying connected and visiting campus.
In the future, I’d like to leave my patch of the world a little better than how I found it.