My wife and I, Dr. Lisa Martino-Taylor, moved to Wildwood in 2005. We have two sons, Drew and Jake, both living successfully out on their own. Jake served in the U.S. Marine Corps. and now works for Spire (formerly Laclede Gas), and Drew is a computer scientist. We have a grandson who is kind and rambunctious.
I serve as a Deacon at the Woodlawn Chapel Presbyterian Church on Clayton Rd.
I am a college math instructor, and I have taught at St. Louis Community College, Jefferson College and am currently teaching at Harris Stowe State University.
In 2015 I received the Faculty to Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and Support of Student Success from St. Louis Community College.
For 12 years I served as communications director and press secretary for the United States House of Representatives, Missouri's Second District.
From 2010 to 2013, I served on Wildwood's Planning and Zoning Committee.
In its 1997 year in review opinion piece, West Newsmagazine stated about my community work, "... his tenacity and efforts to make his community better should be admired."
I was awarded the Leo and Key Drey Award for Leadership in 1996 by the Missouri Coalition for the Environment for work on Times Beach waste issues. The award was presented by Dr. Peter Raven of the Missouri Botanical Gardens.
My degrees are a Bachelor's in physics with an emphasis in astrophysics and a Master's in mathematics.
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