• B.S. Degree, Finance, University of Idaho

  • Merrill Lynch Account Executive Training Program

  • Kennedy Banking Trust and Estate Planning School

  • Grant Writing for Professionals Course

  • College for Financial Planning, Certification Course for CFP

  • American College, Professional Certification Course for CLU

  • Society for Human Resource Management , Professional Certification Course for PHR.


Professional Experience

  • Executive Director, International Society of Mine Safety Professionals

Directed the business operations of this professional association of mine health and safety practitioners.

  • Supervisor, Distribution Operations, United States Postal Service

Supervised dock and parcel post mail operations. Worked successfully with three separate postal unions.

  • Human Resources Consultant, Geotemps, Inc.

Provided administrative management, business operation planning, and organization guidance. Consulted on training, employee relations, organizational development, recruitment, staffing, and benefits.

  • Manager of Administration/Director of Government Affairs, Coeur d' Alene Mines Corporation

Supervised Human Resource and administrative staff and oversaw HR responsibilities for company operations in the corporate office and operational sites in Nevada, Alaska, Idaho, and New Zealand.

  • Executive Director, Nevada Mining Association

As Chief Executive Officer, directed the statewide operations and advocacy for one of Nevada’s largest industries.

  • Manager of Administration/ Assistant to the COO, Sunshine Mining Company

Supervised Management Information Systems, Accounting, and Purchasing departments.

  • Principal/Chief Financial Officer, Sequim Valley Farms, Inc.

Acquired and managed farmland resources for a 1,000-acre seed farm. Negotiated contracts for seed crops.  Planned, planted and harvested seed crops.

  • Financial Planning Consultant, Self-Employed

Specialized in personal financial planning and asset management. Managed clients’ real and financial assets and personal financial affairs.

  • Trust Branch Manager/Account Executive/Insurance & Retirement Plan Advisor, Pacific National Bank - Merrill Lynch - Safeco

Planned and conducted business development, supervised trust branch business, managed trustors’ real property and other financial assets, and administered personal and corporate trusts.

  • Captain, US Army

October 1964 – December 1966, Ft. Benning, GA; Camp Kaiser, Korea; Ft. Huachuca, AZ.  Rifle Platoon Leader, Reconnaissance Platoon Leader, Company Commander