published: Friday, March 15, 2013
-- Hometown: Columbia City, Indiana
-- OCCUPATION: Retired Engineer/Sales Manager. Currently, I own Ritters Frozen Custard in Clermont.
-- FAMILY: Wife, two sons and four grandchildren.
What do you enjoy most about South Lake County?
The hills, lakes and people of South Lake.
If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sentence, what would it be?
The harder you work, the luckier you get!
Name a person or incident you've come across recently that's touched you in some way. Why did this person or incident impress you so much?
The Men's Golf Association at King's Ridge has an annual golf tournament that benefits the Mike Conley Hospice in Clermont. Over the years, they have contributed over $100,000 to the Conley Hospice Organization which has helped many families.
How does what you do contribute to the welfare of the area? Name one of your greatest accomplishments so far in your life.
As owner of Ritters Frozen Custard, my wife and I have worked exceptionally hard to develop our business to be a big part of the Clermont community. We have many people who have thanked us for what we do to help out schools and organizations within the community. We are very proud of these accomplishments and are excited to be a part of Clermont as it grows.
What's something you've always wanted to do but haven't yet?
Travel throughout the United States with my wife on an unlimited time frame.
What advice would you give to people who want to help out in the community?
Get to know the people in all areas of the community before you make a decision on which ones can best utilize your knowledge.