I grew up in Northwestern Montana learned to appreciate some of Montana’s outdoor treasures hiking the Cabinet Mountains and fishing the Kootenai River and its tributaries. After graduation from the University of Montana, I moved from Missoula to Helena. I practiced law for several years. Later, I became a Managing Director doing land conservation with the Montana Land Reliance until retiring in 2018.
I have been involved with river conservation as a board member and board chair of the Pat Barnes Chapter of Trout Unlimited. I am a long-time board member and current board chair for the Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Trust (Citizens Advisory Board) acquiring and improving public access to recreational land and water.
I live in Helena with my spouse, Ann. Our children, Sam and Zoe, are grown and live in Montana. I enjoy fishing, skiing, and hunting.