a lifelong resident of Southern Indiana and a graduate of Mater Dei
High School. While holding a full time night shift job, I earned a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies from USI (ISUE) in
1974. I received my Masterís Degree in History from Indiana State
University in 1978.
My daughter, Mackenzie, graduated with honors from IU's Kelley
School of Business and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee
with husband Chris, son Zeke and new daughter Lucy. My son, Zachary
"Bo", graduated as a 1st Team All-American football player from
Georgetown in 2012. He then joined the US Army where he graduated
from OCS and Ranger School. Captain Goebel was deployed to Iraq in 2016-17.
Upon his return, Captain Bo served in the Old Guard, Escort to the
President in Washington, DC. Bo is currently stationed at Ft Benning,
GA where he resides in Columbus with his wife Tara, son Camden
and new daughter Georgia.
My wife, Melanie, is an outstanding veteran teacher at Holy
Rosary School; both she and I were nominated as candidates for the
2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year Award (sponsored by the
Evansville Courier and Press and the University of Evansville).
Melanie's children live in Indianapolis, Houston, and Salt Lake City.
I thoroughly enjoy, as I have for many years,
teaching government and history at Mater Dei High School. I have
served as Social Studies Department Chairman for 17 years. I have
also been fortunate to coach IHSAA state championship teams in the sports
of football and wrestling.
Serving as your councilman has been a
challenging and fulfilling experience. I am proud of my record on
Council and I will be honored to serve another term on the
Vanderburgh County Council.