Craig Turkington is one of the OTS folks who successfully handles a nicely balanced life. He is talented in many spheres–professional, adventurous and creative. But most of all Craig is family focused and demonstrates a solid understanding of life’s priorities.
During the past 16 years Craig held several technical and management roles in OTS, including Data Base Administrator and Analyst and Computer Programmer. He completed his education at Towson University, Johns Hopkins University and University of Baltimore. He majored in math, computer science and law. In addition to his technical certifications, he maintains attorney credentials and practices intermittently.
Outside of work Craig is a Mason in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and volunteers at the Masonic Lodge for a variety of programs. He helps run the “CHIPS” program, which allows parents to have their children’s fingerprints, pictures, cheek swabs and other identifying information taken and placed on a CD to have in theevent they go missing. He volunteers for PTA fundraisers at Free State Montessori School; he’s served as Santa at the school’s Winter Craft Fair; he’s even helped coordinate Girl Scout activities and sold Girl Scout cookies.
Craig also fundraises for the Scottish Rite Childhood Speech & Language Center in Baltimore. When Craig isn’t volunteering for one of those great causes, he’s teaching new Masons information they need for initiation and progress in the lodge.
When called by TU for emergency support, Craig may answer from places like the roof of a shed he is building for his family. Craig is a bit of a handyman. He built his granddaughter a cradle and his son an art studio. His latest family project is a hand-crafted solid walnut dining table!
Even with all these activities, it’s well known that Craig’s favorite past time is caring for his granddaughter. He routinely picks her up from school; takes her to New York annually and attends the American Girl doll birthday luncheon with her; he speaks of her frequently with a happy smile. Craig also enjoys traveling with his wife, biking, hiking, and rock climbing. All in all, Craig is a caring family man who adeptly manages a balanced life of family, work and adventure.