I am a native of Archuleta County and have lived my whole life in Pagosa Springs. I graduated from Pagosa Springs High School in 1982 and have owned and operated my own business in Pagosa Springs for 27 years.
I volunteered for the Archuleta County Fair Board throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, in addition to serving as a Volunteer Firefighter for ten years. I rose through the ranks of the ...fire department to be promoted to Captain while simultaneously receiving several awards. I received the Rookie of the Year award in 1996, the Firefighter of the Year award in 1998 and the Officer of the Year award in 2001.
I have served as Chairman on the Board of Directors for the Pagosa Fire Protection District; served on the District’s Unified Combined Dispatch Board and on the Districts’ Board of Firefighter Pension Funds. Additionally I was a member of the Archuleta County School District Accountability Council for a year. I became a Board Member on the Pagosa Springs Planning Commission in 2012. In my second year on The Planning Commission I was Chairman of the Commission.
My wife, Dawn and I have been married 30 years and have raised two children here in Archuleta County. My entire life has been here in Archuleta County, my involvement in the community both professional and as ordinary citizen shows my strong concern for our county and my commitment to my responsibility and leadership in our county.