In addition to running these business's I was fortunate enough to find time to be Chairman of Ducks Unlimited for Western Racine County. We raised thousands of dollars for the cause through special events including the first ever golf outing which inspired other chapters throughout the Country to follow suit and has now become a standard event nationwide.
In 2001 I had a dream of cleaning up Racine's lakefront (beach). Over the years it had been overrun by undesirables. The City had pretty much washed their hands of it as all of their attempts to restore it failed. With hard work and dedication my vision came to light as I transformed the beach from the number one drug and crime area in Racine to the number one tourist spot, generating millions of dollars for the County over my ten years of operation. Working with both City and County officials we brought in International marathons and professional PRO-V volleyball with the world championships on our lakefront.