I along with my bride of 51 years have resided in South Dakota our entire lives. I have a ranch/farm background and currently serve as manager of the Voight Scatterwood Reserve that is part of my Grandfather’s Homestead. My professional career has been in the State of South Dakota as a public school teacher, coach, principal, superintendent, University Adjunct and Assistant Professor at SDSU. I have board experience at the local, state, national, and international level. I provided leadership training in consensus building and strategic initiative design at the non-profit and for-profit world. I worked with the Gates Foundation to define and assess effective leadership in the design of a Leadership Assessment Center. For the past 20 years our family has been involved with the Breadroot COOP. It would be my desire to continue the growth of Breadroot in service to the community.