After many years as a Community Development Director for a number of coastal communities in California, and then as the Economic Development Director for Downtown Los Angeles, I have been working in the private sector as an executive in land development. My connection to the Bayou Bengals is through my son. My oldest son Tanner is presently a junior at LSU majoring in Business. He intends to return to Southern California after graduation. He loves LSU and being in Louisiana; and, through him, so do I, his mother and brother. What’s not to love? I truly enjoy assisting LSU as a member of the Family Association Council. I learned from my own parents that you volunteer to help others and have always gotten involved in some capacity ever since.