Ed has been a resident of Central Florida since 1990 and attended Rock Lake Middle School and is a proud graduate of Lake Brantley High School. Ed believes in giving back to the community and has done so as public school teacher and as an elected member of Seminole Soil & Water Conservation District (SSWCD). He believes in conserving Florida’s resources not only so future generations may enjoy Florida’s natural gifts but because they are key to the three main parts of Florida’s economy: real estate, agriculture, and tourism. By doing so, we guarantee that Florida stays the amazing state that it is.
Since being elected to SSWCD, Ed has served two back-to-back one-year terms as SSWCD’s treasurer where he has maintained a steady hand to conserve funds. He’s contributed to the development of SSWCD’s five-year plan, helped introduce the annual poster contest for school-age children, presented at the Central Florida Fair, helped expand SSWCD’s partnerships throughout the county, and surveyed several state parks for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Ed has presented to the Republican, Democrat, and Libertarian parties of our county as well as other non-partisan groups regarding important conservation issues and state amendments. Through his “MyTime/MyDime” initiative, Ed has worked tirelessly to network with other Soil & Water boards throughout Florida and in other states; bringing back what he has learned to help improve Seminole County’s board.
Ed became Group 4 Supervisor for Seminole Soil & Water Conservation District during a special election in 2014. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Flagler College and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Stetson University. Ed lives in Altamonte Springs, works in the local school system as a certified special education teacher, is an active member of the Knights of Columbus and actively participates in volunteer activities throughout the county.