As a board member, a major focus for Roger will be to protect children and defend their innocence, allowing them to enjoy their childhood, free of divisive and obscene materials. He believes children should not be bombarded with adult themed books and subjects, or made to feel like oppressors or oppressed, based on skin color or ideology.
In 2020, Roger attended his first school board meeting and discovered issues that concerned him. As he looked deeper, he found GHAPS was allowing obscene materials in the libraries, partnering with local community activist organizations, violating policies with no repercussions, and more. Roger knew these issues needed to be fixed, and he wanted to be part of the solution.
Roger advocated for parental consent of classroom books. He worked with librarians and the curriculum director to select books for the libraries. He defended against the implementation of CRT-infused teachings. And he has advocated for parental choice on masking.
Originally from Georgia, Roger served eight years in the Navy before moving to Michigan. While in the Navy he gained applicable experience with government organizations and learned the importance of strictly following and properly changing policy. He also increased proficiencies and cut spending through cost analysis. After the Navy, he earned his Bachelor’s in Operations Management and currently works as a production planner for manufacturing.
Roger lives in Grand Haven with his daughter. He is dedicated to advocating for her and will protect childhood innocence for all children.
Let’s let our children be children again.