I have been a resident of Keego Harbor since 1982 and became a home owner in the city in 1987. I have also been donating my photography services to the City of Keego Harbor since 2001. I do all the photography for the following: Skate Night, Easter Egg Hunt, Memorial Day Parade, Park Dedications, Christmas Events, Gino’s Car Cruise, Big Fish Festival, special events, and pictures of the Council, Boards, and sometimes Police.
West Bloomfield Fire Department
Since 2003 I have donated my photo services for the West Bloomfield Fire Department.
We have been blessed all these years with good weather on the weekends of October which is fire prevention month. One year Kris Draper came and surprised all of us. There is a picture of him with fire Chief James Poppelreiter.
Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society 2005
I work closely with Buzz Brown of the Greater West Bloomfield Historical Society. The museum is located at the corner of Long Lake road and Orchard Lake road. It is regularly on the second Sunday of every month. It is worth the visit. Admission is free.
Since 2005 I have collected close to 400 pictures from residents of this area dating back to 1906, I have a huge library pictures, video, and recorded interviews of historical information.
MADD 5K Walk 2005
I joined the MADD team in 2005. It was an interesting year that year because it was MADD’s 25th Anniversary and it was the first year that the president of MADD was a Male. I have had 4 friends killed by drunk drivers so I volunteer to do the photography give-a-ways at there 5K walks that are currently being held in Troy. It is my way of having something good come out of something that happen so bad.
2005 Robotics Competition
In 2003 I volunteered to be a mentor for the Adams High School Robotic team. The league was called “OCCRA” Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association. I thought the program was a very constructive way for students spending there spare time. To my surprise we took 1st place. In 2005 I took a job at Magna with the Intier Automotive Seating Group and they sponsored Novi High School robotics team in a league called “FIRST” For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.
This League was at a national level. I really had no choice in being a mentor because the robot was half being built out side my office door. Again to my surprise we took 1st place two years in a row at the national level. The first league gives out 9 million dollars in scholarships and by taking 1st places allows one senior a four year scholarship of a minimum of $5000.00 a year. We all won metals similar to Olympic metals but the real reward was giving a senior a scholarship each year.