I was born, raised and educated in Trinidad, Colorado. I attended college in Roswell, New Mexico where I received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a commission in US Army from New Mexico Military Institute. Spent two years on active duty. Served most of that time in Germany where I met my wife of over 50 years, Karin. I served in the US Army Reserve for thirty years and retired with the rank of Colonel. Worked for a while as a regional representative for Schenley Industries Inc. and then American Greetings Corp. I was employed by my alma mater New Mexico Military Institute where I retired after thirty one years. Worked in various areas of Administration and finally as Director of Photography. After retirement I became a Certified Financial Planner and was associated with Financial Network Investment Corporation. Karin and I have five children. Michael who retired from the US Army and is now an independent business owner in Ruidoso, NM. Deborah owner of CB Laboratory in Roswell, NM. Joseph (Jody) owner of Lone Oak Christian Music Agency in Nashville, TN. Daniel employed by Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. And Stephanie who is a teacher and interpreter in the linguistics department at ENMU-Roswell campus. We also have nine grand children and two great grand children. After full retirement my wife and I moved to Timberon in 2003. I was appointed to the TWSD Board of Directors by Judge Valentine of the Third Judicial District Court in May 2008.