Thanks for dropping by, and learning a little bit more about me!
First and foremost, I love being a Husband, and Father! My Wife, Susan, and I have been married since our final days in college at Kansas State University. She is a great partner and balances me out wonderfully.
I have two teenage boys and a pre-teen girl, that bring a ton of fun to my life – love them!
I guess you could say that I was born to be an Architect. A few years ago my Mom found a letter that she wrote to my Grandmother when I was about five years old. In the letter she wrote an entire paragraph on how I am always “cutting, gluing, drawing and creating” – yep, my passion started out that long ago.
Now 40+ years later I am a partner at Howard + Helmer architecture in Wichita, KS. While I have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy working on a range of project types from Religious to Education – my passion really is with designing amazing homes for our seniors.
No, I am not an expert at the business, financial and legal side of Senior Living, but I have a passion for where I want to see the person centered care movement head.
Things I want….
- The ability for residents to stay in one apartment for life.
- Choice and Freedom.
- The ability for couples to stay together in one room, even with differing care levels.
- For people to live and enjoy life on their terms, supported medically as needed.
- To create home