I'm a 4th generation Colorado native. Although I grew up in Englewood, thanks to my dad, we spent as much time in the Colorado mountains as we could while i was growing up. That is where my love of the forest got me hooked. I graduated Cherry Creek High School, went on to CU where I received a degree in Mechanical Design. I've been married to my wife, Marianne, for 46 years. We have two grown sons, who are both married, and we have 3 grandchildren. In 1999 we realized our dream of living in the mountains and moved to Conifer near the top of Shadow Mountain Drive. We are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful place. I retired from my position of Director of Sales at the end of 2019 from a custom fabrication company that builds high-end serving counters found in corporate cafeterias at many of the largest companies, universities and health care facilities in the world. I now volunteer at Staunton State Park and spend as much time as I possibly can doing the things I love in the great outdoors. This includes camping, hiking, fishing, snow shoeing, kayaking, golfing, playing games and hanging out with the family.