Born and raised in Parma, Idaho. Education: BA from University of Idaho in History 1975. MA in History from BSU in 1986. Administrator certification from NNU 2003. Air Command and Staff College. Armed Forces Staff College. United states Regular Army from 1975 -1996. Armor Officer – Retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. Public Education: Classroom teacher; Elementary Principal; High School Principal; Area Director; Superintendent Senior Deputy Superintendent/Chief of Staff Idaho State Department of Education Organizations: Trout Unlimited; Henry’s Fork Foundation; Idaho Community Foundation; Veterans of Foreign Wars.