Raised in central Illinois, I developed a strong work ethic at an early age by playing sports and by helping my father with the family beekeeping business. Any free time was spent fishing and hunting in the local creek bottoms. After college, I joined the US Geological Survey where I worked for 35 years. Thirty-one of those years were spent measuring and monitoring the rivers and streams across southern Idaho. As a land specialist, I have the unique opportunity to combine my passion for the outdoors with my lifelong interest in rural real estate. My goal is to help others realize their dream of land ownership.