How long have you lived in the watershed district?
Why were you interested in becoming a manager?
I was interested in becoming a manager because of the impact watershed districts can have on the environment and a desire that the residents of the district have a representative who has received education in environmental laws and experience environmental services, and who has experience and knowledge of best management practices gained from some of the best owners and managers of business entities in the State of Minnesota and who has a vested interest in the quality of the waters in the district.
What is your background?
I am a practicing lawyer with over 45 years of experience during which I have represented primarily businesses and their owners. I have a BS with a major in physics and a minor in mathematics. I have a law degree during which I took courses in environmental law. I also have a Master of Laws degree. I served in the US Air Force as a lawyer where I was involved in government contracting among other matters and attained the rank of Captain.
What is your favorite outdoor spot in the District?
My favorite outdoor spot is Lotus Lake although I cycle almost daily crossing Bluff Creek, Riley Creek, and passing several significant wetlands including Bluff Creek Preserve, as well as several significant ponds including Kerber Pond, and Lake Lucy.
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
My favorite outdoor activities are, fishing, cycling and boating.
What District work are you most proud of?