City of Cody Citizen’s Academy
Belhaven College - MBA Program
Mississippi College - BS in Business/Finance
Hinds Community College - AA
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Coconino County Sheriff's Academy
San Bernardino Valley College

Major Work History:

2018-2020 CFO Bottle Tree Behavioural (Substance Abuse Prevention Consulting)
2007- 2015 Research Assistant and Psychometrist in Neuropsychology
1995-2005 Personal Assistant to a New York Times Bestselling author
1997-2001 State of Mississippi, Branch Director Training, Department of Corrections
1996-1997 State of Mississippi, Mississippi Gaming Commission, Casino Gaming Agent
1995-1998 Substitute Teacher 3-12 for Hinds County and Clinton Public School Districts
1984-89 Ferry Boat Captain, Varlack Ventures, USVI
1971-1996 U. S. National Park Service; 6 different parks; 12 major positions in visitor education services, visitor protection, and management.
1972-75 Deputy Sheriff, Coconino Co., AZ
1968-1970 US Forest Service, Wildland Firefighter


Some of the major certifications I’ve held or hold:
Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Lieutenant Deputy Sheriff, Licensed US Coast Guard Captain, Private Pilot, SCUBA Diver, Sky Diver, Red Cross Instructor Trainer: (Mass Care, First Aid-CPR, AED, Emergency Response Vehicle Operator), Interagency Wildland Firefighter-Fire Boss, NRA Police Firearms Instructor, National Registry EMT Intermediate, Passed National Teacher Exam, US Fencing Association Certified Fencing Coach, Member US Fencing Coaches Association. Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS). QPR (suicide prevention).

Teaching Experience:

30 years Red Cross Instructor Trainer
35 years NRA Police Firearms Instructor
20 years Professional Olympic Fencing Coach
Substitute teacher 3-12 Clinton and Hinds County Public Schools

Public Positions:

Member, City of Cody Planning and Zoning Adjustment Board.
Member, Park County Planning and Zoning Commission.
Park County Natural Resource Management Plan Steering Committee member.
Board Member, Buffalo Bill Dam and Visitor Center.
Cody Conservation District Supervisor
Park Co. School Dist. 6 resource review committee.
Park Co. GOP Precinct Committeeman 16-1 and State Convention Delegate.
Past Member, City of Cody Tree Board.

Volunteer Positions:

Member Park County Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Board Member, Park County Nordic Ski Association.
Volunteer, Buffalo Bill Center of the West (Draper Natural History Museum, Plains Indian Museum, and Cody Firearms Museum)
Speech and debate judge, NW Community College.
Past President (9 years), Clinton Brickstreet Players Community Theater.
Past President (5 years), St. John Singers Community Choir, USVI.
Past Board Member, The Arts Council of Clinton.
Past Volunteer for several fire departments and search & rescue groups, Red Cross, National Park Service, and faith-based organizations.

Business owner/partner:

Clinton Fencing Club, 15 years
Canyon Creek Bed and Breakfast, 4 years
Bottle Tree Behavioral, 3 years (Substance abuse prevention strategies and consulting).

Membership Organizations:

NRA, Wyoming Gun Owners Assoc, AA Gun Owners Assoc., Cody Shooting Complex, Wy Outdoorsman, Trout Unlimited, Association of National Park Rangers, Federation of Retired Federal Employees, Park Co. Nordic Ski Association, Pahaska Corral of Westerners, Model T Club of America, Society of Mayflower Descendants, Sons of the
American Revolution. Sheriff (President) Pahaska Corral of Westerners International. Past Member, National Association of Psychometrists.


Born in Hot Springs, South Dakota, and in 1953 moved to Park County living in Yellowstone NP. Went to first grade in Park County. My father's job as a Park Ranger took me to Nebraska (twice), Washington DC (twice), Maryland, Arizona, and California. My own work and life has allowed me to live in Colorado, Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia,
Wyoming, US Virgin Islands, Mississippi, and now back to Park County, Wyoming.

My wife was a college English Professor and has been a national leader in substance abuse prevention strategies for 30 years. I have 3 children. One boy, two girls with the youngest being born in Cody. Altogether 5 grandchildren and my 93-year-old mother still lives in Arizona along with a brother.