I have been a member of the Galesville Area Fire Department since June 2006. I have served in almost every position in the department, and have been serving as Fire Chief since December 2019. My father was in this same department for 21 years before retiring. I spent a lot of time at the fire station with him while growing up and that created the passion that I have for the fire service. A few of my goals as a new board member will be to better understand the day-to-day operations of the organization and how I could help better the organization. We have a large membership with not a lot of members at the conference every year and I would like to be a part of finding the solution on how to grow that number in attendance. I believe in the organization’s mission and want to be able to continue sharing that mission with the firefighters of Wisconsin.