Shortly after returning to North Attleboro, the principal of the High School pulled together a small group of NAHS alumni and proposed the idea of starting an Alumni Association. We all agreed and shortly thereafter a new mission was set: “The North Attleboro High School Alumni Association is a non-profit, volunteer group of alumni, friends, faculty, and administrators of North Attleboro High School. The members seek to build and strengthen the community of NAHS graduates and to explore opportunities to enhance the educational experience of current and future NAHS students.”
Serving as first its Treasurer, then Vice President and ultimately President, I am proud of the work our team has been able to accomplish. We have raised and donated thousands of dollars to technology improvements at the High School, all while working to provide alumni an opportunity to network and share the special experiences that make North Attleboro such an amazing community. If you are ever in the High School lobby, I urge you to check out the plaques that hang on the wall honoring Alumni Award winners. Our small community turns out people with incredible and diverse talent. I currently serve on the NAHS Alumni Association Board as Past President.
In addition to our work with the Alumni Association, Melanie and I are actively involved in school programs and other areas of service. I enjoy running and have participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Children’s Hospital charity running programs. Possibly the most enjoyable thing I do is helping coach my children’s sports teams. When I left the Park and Recreation Summer Camp Program, I was presented with a plaque that read: “Priorities – A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove….But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” Melanie and I take those words to heart and the desire to make North Attleboro a better place for our children is part of what fuels me to pursue a position on the Board of Selectmen.