Adam served in the US Navy as an Aircraft Electrician’s Mate from 2002 until 2007 with Electronic Attack Squadron 139, when he transferred to the Us Naval reserve as an Equipment Operator with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 25.
Adam attended Northern Michigan University and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media Production and New Technology, running the student news broadcast and the student radio station.
Adam was hired as a 911 emergency dispatcher attached to the Negaunee Regional Communications Center of the Michigan State Police in 2014, and became a Communications Training Officer (CTO) in 2016 and as a CTO has helped train multiple new dispatchers for the Negaunee Regional Communications Center.
During his time he has received multiple awards and acknowledgments from leadership in Lansing, including for his work with his crew in saving a woman whose vehicle had gone through the ice in L’anse Bay in Lake Superior, where he spent over 30 minutes on the phone with the woman until help could arrive out on the lake. Adam also received a professional excellence award along with other dispatchers from MSP and also from Marquette County Central Dispatch on Father’s Day 2018, where everyone involved answered hundreds of 911 calls and dispatched Police, Fire, EMS, and Municipal/Utility units throughout the Houghton and Hancock areas when massive rainfall over a short span of time caused massive flooding throughout the region. His work there kept the citizens as safe as possible and the casualties to a minimum.
Adam also spent 5 years as a Firefighter on the Chocolay Township Volunteer Fire Department at one point becoming the Department Secretary and when he left was a Rescue Lieutenant.
Outside of dispatching and Freemasonry Adam gives back to the community and the region as a USA Hockey Official, a position that he has had since the 1995-96 Hockey season and even attended a USA Hockey Instructor’s Camp in Lake Placid, NY in 2019, and has trained and mentored dozens of officials including some who have gone on to officiate in the American Hockey League.