Profession/title: Natural Resource Manager
Organization: McHenry County Conservation District
Years of experience: I graduated from Iowa State University in 1989 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Biology. I have 25 years of professional experience in the field of conservation.
Prescribed Fire: I went on my first prescribed burn in 1988. I have conducted prescribed burns every spring in Iowa and/or Illinois since 1990. Our goal at the McHenry County Conservation District is to burn between 2500 and 3000 acres every year. The District has burned at least 2000 acres 5 out of the last 6 years.
Home town: Woodstock, IL
Family: Married to my wife Kris for 20 years, we have 3 boys, Sam, Ben and Eli.
Hobbies/interests: I play and coach all types of sports with my kids. I also enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, and bird watching.