I grew up in Ketchikan and graduated from Ketchikan High school in 1977. I attended Oregon State University and have bachelor’s degrees from OSU in Fisheries Science and Science Education. I attended Western Oregon University and The Leadership Institute of Seattle where I got an elementary certification and a Master’s degree in counseling. My wife, Susan and I have been married for 40 years; we have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. I enjoy outdoor activities like hunting, boating, and surfing. Feel free to contact me in person at the schoo by phone or email.