How did you become interested in a career in Code Enforcement?
While having an extensive career history in law enforcement, my interest was being able to not only communicate with residents/business owners but to also extend helping hands on a day-to-day basis to build a working relationship by educating and informing on how we can help keep the City of Tucker beautiful.
How is Tucker different than other places you’ve worked?
I’m more hands-on with the community with an open line of communication to the people, which is an awesome thing.
What do you like best about being a Code Enforcement officer?
The ability to set certain goals within the workplace and accomplish them one resident at a time. It’s not always easy, but the fact that we reach out in person, by mail, email etc. to make sure that the residents are receiving important information and that we as a city are playing a vital role in making sure that we enforce the rules and regulations regarding Code Enforcement policies and procedures is rewarding.
What should people know about Code Enforcement that they may not be aware of?
Communication is everything. We want to hear from you and your information is very important to us. If you see something, say something. We are here for the residents and business owners in the City of Tucker. If there is anything that we can assist with in regard to possible extensions based on production or if there is an illness or life changing event that may occur, we are only one phone call away and are willing to help in one way or another.
What is the biggest improvement you’ve seen in Tucker thanks to the influence of Code Enforcement?
Four words: Getting the job done. We are constantly working each and every day to improve the City of Tucker through communication, dedication and determination.
OFF THE WALL
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Traveling, spending time with family and helping out with home renovating.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Growing up I always wanted to obtain a career in law enforcement and become an officer and that’s exactly what I did.
Valentine’s Day: romantic holiday or crass commercialization?
Valentine’s Day for me would not only be a romantic holiday, but to also extend lots of love to my kids (Mali and Skylar) to express to them how grateful I am to share my love with them.
What was the last song to get stuck in your head?
“I Need You Now” by Smokie Norful. It’s a gospel song and very inspirational.