Rancher, Real Estate Broker, Pilot
Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Business from Fort Lewis College, Associate's Degree in Aviation Technology from Colorado Northwest Community College, Licensed Real Estate Broker for 32 years, Completed the Colorado Agriculture Leadership Program, La Plata Leadership Program , Kirk Hanna Leadership Program, Graduate of Realtor's Institute
I have worked as advocate for La Plata County at Club20 a western slope advocacy Group, I have advocated for agriculture and rural residents though education of people and groups.
Election Judge, Served as County Caucus Representative, Republican Central Committee in La Plata County, Colorado, Donated to J. Paul Brown State Representative campaign
Colorado Cattlemen, La Plata Archuleta Cattlemen's Association, Club20 Board of Directors, Executive Board, and Co-chair of Natural Natural Resources Committee of Club20, La Plata County Board of Equalization, Durango Association of Realtors, Colorado Association of Realtors, Animas Air Park Board, Pioneer Ditch Board
I want to serve on the commission to create fair and equal representation of communities , while remembering geographic limitations. Colorado is a state of diverse Geography, Values, and Economic drivers; these must be considered during redistricting.
As a sixth generation Coloradoan and lifetime La Plata County resident, I am and have been involved in local and state issues for my entire life. I feel because of my background and involvement I would make a difference on the Re-districting committee. I work extensively with local agricultural and civic groups in La Plata County and Western Colorado. Discussion is always good but before I make a decision, I look for “the whole story.” Because of my background, I feel that I can contribute to this important decision and help to keep other rural and urban residents informed of the decisions that were made.
I feel that my analytical skills are good as I am applying them in my everyday life. As a member of a ranching family, I have been involved first hand in decisions that needed to be made – some were very hard but economically correct. As a real estate broker I find that it is often necessary to help guide clients in those difficult decisions and through the complicated process of buying and selling property. When making a decision or assisting in a decision, it must be logical and above all, fair, based on available information.