ABOUT ME

All my life I have loved three things: writing, airplanes and chess.

I began writing in the desert as a young U.S. Marine. The Iraq War had just begun. Through the war I carried notebooks in my rucksack. To this day, I still do.

Iraq shaped my life in difficult and profound ways. The experience fueled my desire to understand people. I try to contribute to their well-being. My writing grew from those tough, formative years.

I was born to fly. I love the freedom of being in the air. After the war I pursued a career in aviation. I was fortunate to resume government service to help people traverse the skies safely. Best of all, these days I am finally getting my private pilot license.

Ten years after my war experience, I started a chess club in my city. This act of service led to new opportunities to inspire young people through STEM aviation outreach.

I embraced a singular passion for learning that has no limit.

Solving problems for a safer world and inspiring others is most important to me.

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Philosophy

I connect people — using story and idea as the prime mover for change.

Passion

I thrive on discovering and sharing insights that change lives.

Origin

I am an American from a strong family with history of commitment to nation and community. As a global citizen, I carry their torch of service.

ACCOLADES

  • United States Marine Corps: Iraq military awards
  • Founder and President – Shenandoah Valley Chess Club  
  • FAA Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL) Graduate
  • STEM Flights – Board of Director (2021)
  • Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum – Board of Director (2017-2020)
  • Federal Aviation Administration Managers Association (FAAMA) | Eastern Assistant Regional Director
  • Named Among Top of Virginia Regional Chamber Young Professional Leaders
  • Intelligence Analysis Professional Credential in Critical Thinking and Structured Analytics
  • MATLAB Programming Certification
  • Featured articles and creative writing published in various literary, trade, and regional journals.
  • FAA Safety Matters Magazine | “Safety Benefits of ERAM & Implementation at Washington Center” by Wayne Hubbard
  • FAA Safety Matters Magazine “Next-Gen Flows Through Command Center”  | by Jim Crawford and Wayne Hubbard
  • STEM Education Leader organizing hands-on learning and scholastic presentations | New Jersey, New York, Virginia

 ENDORSEMENTS

AVIATION SAFETY 90%
EDUCATION 87%
NONPROFIT ADVOCACY 93%
STRATEGIC PLANNING 93%
SYSTEMS THINKING 98%
COMMUNICATIONS 96%

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