I was born and raised in Webster City, IA and reside just south of Webster City on a small acreage with my wife of 18 years and two children, Mikaleh 14 and Bryer 12. I have been an avid outdoorsman since I was old enough to walk I enjoy hunting, fishing, mentoring young outdoorsman, and gardening. I received my BS in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation with a minor in Biology from Northwest Missouri State University in 1993. During my last year I worked part time with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as an intern in Missouri. After graduation I moved to Luray, South Carolina where I was a Habitat Biologist on a 28,000 acre family owned hunting preserve where we marketed timber and managed quail, deer, and turkey habitat. In 2000 I was hired by Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and have been a project coordinator throughout central Iowa since. I’m excited to work on the Big Creek Watershed Project and I look forward to meeting and working with the Boone and Polk County residents!
I was born and raised on a farm outside of Quimby, Iowa. While growing up I enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing and anything involving the outdoors. After graduating high school I attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, Iowa for 2 years and then transferred to Iowa State University. While at ISU I majored in Forestry and had an option in Natural Resource Conservation. After graduating in 2007 I worked for a forestry company until the Fall of 2008 when I accepted a job with the Polk Soil & Water Conservation District. Since then I have been a watershed coordinator and have been involved in many projects that focus on improving soil and water quality. I’m happy to be working on the Big Creek Lake Watershed Project and look forward to meeting lots of new people and getting conservation practices on the ground.