1. His family moved to Lansing in 1956, when he was one year old.
2. Graduated from Lansing High School in 1973
3. Graduated from TC3 in 1976 with an AAS degree in Accounting.
4. Graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy in 1982 with a B.S. in Pharmacy.
5. Has been married to Debbie since 1983. Their family consists of two children and five grandchildren.
Since 2007 Ed has been very involved with the Lansing Community Council: he is presently the President and Treasurer. Over the past five years Ed has:
1. Written successful grants for the Lansing Community resulting in each year of over $11,000 being distributed back to Lansing. The main recipients were Lansing Recreation Department $4,000, Drop In Center $2,000, Lansing Older Adult Program (LOAP) $2,000 and the Lansing Youth Service $2,000. Money has also been distributed to the Lansing Schools, Lansing Food Pantry and Lansing Library.
2. He was the Fundraising and Building Coordinator for the North Log Cabin Project, raising over $25,000.
3. He was the Fundraising and Building Coordinator for the Myers Park Playground Project (MP3), raising over $140,000
4. He was the coordinator for the 2010 Holiday Food Pantry Appeal that raised over $8,000.
5. He was heavily involved with the four Lansing Harbor Festivals, (under the guidance of Chairperson Karen Veaner) that annually draws between 3,000 to 5,000 people.
Since 2000 Ed has been an active member of the Lansing Methodist Church. His involvement includes:
1. Chair of the Outreach Committee which involves:
a. Overseeing the Lansing Food Pantry
b. Coordinating Red Cross Blood Drives (4 per year)
c. Past co-chair of Lansing Crop Walks
d..Involved with Church World Service Kit Projects (under Peg Mackenzie's leadership) that provide Health kits, Baby Kits and School Kits to the less fortunate all over the world.
2. Chairman of the Lansing Methodist Rummage Sale for 10 years (2 per year)
3. Lay Minister
4. Chair of Stewardship Campaign