I have been with RISE since February, 2016. I currently volunteer as a Navigator and as coordinator of the Adult Mentoring Program (“AMP”). Through the AMP we match individuals that have been in prison with mentors or mentoring groups called Circles of Support. I also serve on the Board of Directors for Fresh Start which is the parent organization for RISE. I am married to my wife Jennifer, and we have five adult children between us. Jen works for the city of Cedar Rapids as a registered nurse, and we enjoy being very active in the music ministries of St. Patrick Catholic Church and St. Matthew Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. In addition, my wife and I volunteer with other organizations in Cedar Rapids to help the homeless and hungry. I volunteered for RISE, because I feel the call to be more involved in helping people who are, or have been, imprisoned.