I have been involved with aquaculture (fish farming), farming, and ranching all my life. Interest in all aspects of agriculture from crop to livestock production drew me into vocational agriculture programs during high school and college. My first 'real' job out of college was with the Natural Resource Conservation Service (formerly the Soil Conservation Service) in Rupert, Idaho. Next I worked for the State of Idaho Division of Environmental Quality in Twin Falls. I did water quality testing, data interpretation, report preparation, and worked with the dairy industry in compliance issues pertaining to state and federal water quality laws. In July of 1994, an instructor's position became available at CSI to start a new program called Water Resource Management. Presently, I teach classes in water management, soil science, animal science and sustainable agriculture.
I am married with four children and live in Burley, ID. I enjoy fishing, hunting, and playing softball.