- Experience alongside father as a child with machinery, chainsaws, tree trim-ming, tree removal, farming and planting trees.
- Have worked professionally since age of 16 (or 29 years 1979—present)
- Graduated from Waupun High School 1981
- Active in FFA
- Attended Appleton Technical College studied Natural Resources and Forestry
- Member of Wisconsin Arborist Association
- Member of ISA
- Certified arborist for 6 years
- 1982, 1983 (winter months) planted trees for Superior Forestry Services in six states.
- Since 1982 have planted a variety of over 100,000 trees at my home farm.
- Have attended numerous educational meetings and seminars, read books, and designed educational booths for Stevens Point Forestry College, WAA and ISA.
- Have raised organic (grass fed) beef cattle, cows and steers since childhood. I have been on my own since age 18 (1981).
Canoing, Fishing, Camping, Studying Trees, Nature, Research, Burning wood fires to heat my home,