Skip Borgman

As Bishop Binzer states, "I’m just a poor boy from Groesbeck!" I attended St. Ann School the first year it opened as a first grader—which designates me as some kind of undecorated “founding student”, if there is such a thing!

From there, on to LaSalle High School where I developed a strong math background from Mr. Ron Rieman who remains a friend to this day. (As you might be aware, Bishop Binzer also was a loyal Lancer... but a few years later.)

I chose civil engineering at UC and after graduating went to work for the Ohio Department of Transportation where I was involved with several of the original I-275 construction projects, but my very first project was Bypass 4. (I went up Bypass 4 the other week and my head started spinning—looked like “Engineers Gone Wild!”)

Less than a year later, Vietnam was going heavy and I enlisted in the Navy Seabees. While in the Seabees I trained for special ops for 6 months but after all the training and language school, orders were cancelled as the war was winding down. I joined up with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 62 where we developed the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean - exactly 4.5´ above sea level! Today, it is still the most strategic military base in that part of the world.

After my service, I continued my career with ODOT, working on dozens of projects with the last 15 years in the District 8 Headquarters as District Plan Reviewer where I went through boxes of red pens! I was given the opportunity of 2 year retirement buyout, which I took. Since then I have started a few businesses; some going well and some not, but that’s how business is.

In 1998, Fr. Tom Snodgrass asked if I would be interested in coming on board here at St. Barts. I was here until 2005 when I made a decision to leave the parish. In 2011, Fr. Pat asked if I might consider coming back, and I accepted. So here I am - and I love it!

In between, I married Theresa Ecabert from Versailles, Ohio, who just happened to live in the same apartment complex. We had two boys, Adam and Ryan, and now two grandsons, Tyler and Nathan. 

 

 

 

 

Skip Borgman

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