About Us


  • BS in Forestry from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1978.
  • MA in Public Administration from Truman State University in 1984.
  • SAF Certified Forester
  • Taught the Missouri Department of Conservation Level 2 burn boss for prescribed fire and incident commander for wildfire.
  • Taught the Missouri Department of Conservation Level 3 prescribed burn plan writing course.
  • Forest Service courses –Basic Firefighter, Incident Command System, Intermediate and Advance Fire Behavior, smoke management and information officer training.


Missouri Department of Conservation

  • 12 years as a resource forester in Kirksville and Sullican
  • 4 years as a district forester in St. Louis
  • 13 years as a regional forester in St Joseph
  • 2 years as a Programs Supervisor in Jefferson City

I have worked extensively with private land owners, on state land with forest management and fire, and in urban forestry.