Area D6 Governor
Biography: I was born and raised in Texas. Formal education -- two degrees, a BBA from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a MBA from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA. I was a Naval Officer stationed aboard an LST home ported at Pearl Harbor for three years (21 years after the event).
I met my wife, Margaret, in Honolulu where she was working at the University of Hawaii after graduating from college in Riverside, CA. We dated for three years in seven states before marrying in Atlanta, GA, 47 years ago. We have three kids, six grandkids and three foster grandkids.
I joined my first Toastmasters club in 1969, in Westminster, CA. I have been a member of five clubs, two of which I started and mentored. In my working career, I have worked for five companies and am still employed. I run a company, Maddox, Inc., in Anaheim that manages real estate partnerships. I like to read ‘cowboy westerns’ (Louis L ’Amour and Elmer Kelton are two of my favorite authors). I teach a Bible study class on Sunday mornings at church before the morning worship service.
I will check two more items off my bucket list when I visit Yellowstone National Park in August of this year and when I become a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) next year.