I was born in 1955 and raised in the community of Albert Lea located in south-central Minnesota. Having lived there until the age of 28, where I had always worked in some form of public service, in 1983 My family and I had an opportunity to move to S.W Oklahoma. Our son, Michael was age 6 and Daughter, Miranda, was age 3. Early into our new adventure we quickly discovered that we all had developed a strong affection for this part of the country and decided to make it our permanent home. Now, 36 years after the move, we are still proud to call ourselves “Okies”. My wife, Lynette (Hill) Kennelly is employed as a mental health provider at GEO, a privately owned prison located in Lawton. Oldest son, Mike is an Assistant Manager at the Altus Hobby Lobby. Daughter, Miranda, is a co-manager at Anglo’s Bar and Grill in Bartellsville, Ok, and our youngest, Callen, works as a Civil Engineer in Denver, Colorado. Myself, after leaving a long career in the motorcycle industry, and now semi-retired and employed as your Maintenace Man, I find this chapter of my life to be an extraordinary blessing from God in which I am thoroughly enjoying my time and duties here as well as getting acquainted with all the wonderful folks I have had an opportunity to meet.