Title: St. Paul fire chief
Family: Wife Sue, two daughters and a son.
Previous employment: Emergency management director, city of St. Paul, 2004-2007; emergency communications center manager, St. Paul police and fire, 1999-2004; deputy director of emergency management, city of St. Paul, 1993-1999, and chief of communications, St. Paul fire, 1990-1993.
Firefighting experience: Member of the Forest Bend Fire Department near Houston, and the Grand Lake Township Fire Department near Duluth.
Education: U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Hobbies: Camping, hiking and building wooden boats.