Colorado Dept. of Agriculture, Assistant Director Plant Industry and Program Manager for Industrial Hemp
Attended South Dakota State University with Bachelor Degrees in Agricultural Business- Horticulture, and Commercial Economics. Began career as a farm manager in Iowa and an operations manager in Michigan in the nursery industry. Since moving to Colorado in 1987 has worked in the greenhouse industry in regional and international sales, plant breeding evaluation and marketing, including 15 years of international business development for companies headquartered in Germany and England. Worked two years for Cargill before joining the CDA as Assistant Director of Plant Industry and Hemp Program Manager in 2014.