Area 1 – San Simeon Representative
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. I earned degrees from the University of Michigan: an undergraduate degree in Engineering and master’s in business administration and finance. I enjoyed a long career in computer systems, computing infrastructure, and the Internet that also involved accounting, budgeting, rate setting and contracts. I managed the Internet for a global auto company and finished my working career as an independent consultant with work for a California Cabinet member, consulting for a mid-western state and for a global business exchange. For years, my wife and I worked actively in the Detroit Summer program, a youth group helping to rebuild Detroit from the ground up with gardens, drug house marches and the like.
LIVING ON THE NORTH COAST
The two of us have had a long-term love of the north coast area. We dated and traveled to this area for over 30 years. Some 12 years ago, we moved fulltime to a family farm in Templeton. About six years ago we started living in Cambria and then permanently relocated to San Simeon three years ago. I consider myself an active community member participating in local government in many ways. A nickname being “Citizen Hank”. I also try to support local community activities and civil rights actions. My lifelong hobby is photography. I enjoy scenic and environmental portrait shots. Using photography to support community involvement has been a love of mine, for example, using photos to leave memories for youth involved in community-building activities.
WHY ARE YOU VOLUNTEERING TO SERVE ON THE NCAC?
I volunteered to serve on the North Coast Advisory Council because I believe the Council plays an important role in representing our people. San Simeon is a small, disadvantaged community that needs to have a voice at the County level. The NCAC provides a forum for the County to hear directly from our community and meaningfully influences our County’s actions. I believe the NCAC is very successful in its role.