My 44 years working in this community has given me experience and qualifications to effectively represent you as 5th District Supervisor. I have worked in the fields of watershed management, land use planning, salmon restoration and trail building. My work in this community and the time I spent on the Blue Lake Planning Commission and the City Council have taught me the importance of listening to all sides and working together to find a balanced solution.
I moved to Humboldt County in 1973, graduated from HSU with a BS Degree in Natural Resources in 1975, and received an MS Degree in Watershed Management in 2011. My amazing wife Oceana and I have been married for 33 years, and together we raised 4 children. Through foster care, adoption, and birth we have been blessed with 16 beautiful grandchildren. Community service has always been a focus of my life. Now that my children are grown, and I've gained enough experience to know what is realistic, and how to approach people and projects, I’d like to serve as your county supervisor.