- How did you first hear about the CWC?
As I was serving on the city council of Craig, Colo., our mayor served on the Colorado Wildlife Council.
- What is your role on the CWC?
For the past few years I have served as the municipalities representative. I currently serve as the counties representative.
- Tell us about your background when it comes to conservation.
I have worked in the outfitting world for over 20 years. Most of those years are working in the Ranching for Wildlife (RFW) program. In the RFW program, it’s not just about hunting, it’s also about creating more habitat for our wildlife.
- Why are you so involved with conservation?
Conservation is what guarantees our future, not only for the outdoors, but also for our wildlife. I want to make sure my kids and grandkids get to enjoy what we have enjoyed for all these years.
- What is your favorite wildlife species and why?
At different times of the year, I enjoy a different species. In August, I love antelope on the rolling hills. In September, I love elk while they are bugling and carrying on. Come November, I love mule deer as they begin to rut. And January through March, I love mountain lions as their tracks begin to show up on every fresh snow fall.
- What is your favorite thing about living in Colorado?
I love rural Colorado! I love the way of life in rural Colorado, the morals, and the hometown feeling.
- What do you wish Coloradoans knew about the council or wildlife?
How important conservation is to this group.
- What types of outdoor recreation do you partake in?
Hunting, fishing, hiking and snow machining
- What is your most memorable story about wildlife or being out in the wild?
Probably the last hunt my grandad and I went on together. We didn’t harvest an animal, but we had a great time talking and sharing stories. We saw tons of elk, but we were in no hurry to harvest one and end the hunt.