County Tenure: 20 years • Department Tenure: 20 years
What I like about working for the County is that I get many chances, on a daily basis, to help people. Being a civil servant is in my DNA. I get the opportunity to help my fellow co-workers, as well as reach out to the greater community. I find all departments to be open, diverse, and welcoming. As an openly gay man, I have never been and felt treated as “other.” I interact with practically all departments and have been openly embraced by all of them.
I came to Department of Human Resources (DHR) as an academic intern. I found a wonderful mentor who hired me and showed me how to interact with County management, executives, and staff. I believe that this is one of the major keys to my success and longevity in the County. I’m encouraged to come up with ideas and explore them. DHR values my input and I am free to be who I am.