In forestry since 1989
1989 graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry
Consulting Forester since 2004, and a Member of the Association of Consulting Foresters and the Kentucky Association of Forest Industries.
14 years of experience with the Kentucky Division of Forestry, working with forest landowners and managing the Pennyrile State Forest
About 2 years with the U. S. Forest Service in Alaska (seasonal work) laying out sites for cable logging and in Alabama conducting continuous forest inventory.
Veteran of the U. S. Army (1984-1987) with service on the border between East and West Germany, as a Field Artillery Surveyor
Member of the Eddyville Methodist Church, on Great Banquet (Emmaus) and Chrysalis teams, and a Sunday School teacher.