Meet the New Project Coordinator!
First of all, I hate talking about me, but here goes:
I am the proud father of five children, ranging from age 29 down to our twins at 17, and I am blessed to be married to the love of my life Lisa. We live here in Watkins Glen and all help with the family farm, Reisinger's Apple Country.
There has not been a time that I have not worked with disadvantaged youth in some capacity since I was a child myself. I grew up around my uncle who had cerebral palsy, who as a child, didn't have the programming and opportunities that there are today. So, he lived out his days with my grandmother never being able to realize his full potential. He was one of the kindest people I have ever known, could sing like a bird, never forgot anyone's birthday, and made everyone that he came in contact with feel as though they were the most important person in the world. Imagine if everyone did that.
Because of him, I began working at ARC summer camps as a teen. I then moved on to work at residential treatment facilities, a children’s hospital, maximum secure detention, the Schuyler County Youth Bureau, Watkins Glen high school and now as the new SCCUDD Project Coordinator. While on this long and winding road I have coached various sports in many places, earned my BSED from SUNY at Cortland, and my MSEd from Elmira College. I have made some great memories along the way working with children in many different capacities, and I hope to make more here. Remember "We're all in this together!"
SCCUDD Project Coordinator