I’ve enjoyed the great outdoors since birth with parents who fished, hunted, camped and enjoyed family drives. I grew up on a farm and still remember the sound of an old John Deere tractor roaring past the farmhouse. I hunted with my father from the age of 8, then as “bird dog”, and as a hunter from the age of 12 when my parents gave me my 4-10 shotgun which I still cherish.
I currently serve as Chair of the Montana Trails Coalition comprised of the wide range of individuals and organizations working to protect and enhance access to our backcountry and to community opportunities. My entire personal and professional life has revolved around an appreciation of our natural surroundings and a dedication to protect and enhance those surroundings for people to enjoy and appreciate. Those surroundings include our wild and beautiful backcountry, our state and community parks and recreation opportunities, and our valuable agricultural resources.
I and the Montana Trails Coalition support the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project. It brings together Montanans from all locations, professions, interests, and attitudes to communicate together, find common ground together, and develop solutions together to enhance and protect and enjoy our natural resources!