I was raised in Sioux Falls, SD. with a smooth fox terrier as my best friend.Shortly after I graduated from college one of my fraternity brothers offered me a German Shepherd puppy.In 1968 my children decide that the Shepherd was too big for doll clothes and they wanted a smaller dog, so for our 10th anniversary we purchased a West Highland White Terrier.In the fall of 1968 we drove 350 mile drive to Rapid City, South Dakota to exhibit at our first AKC point show.A year later our eldest daughter was given a Wire Fox Terrier.We bred and showed Westies and Wires until the mid 90ís
My wife and I joined Greeley Kennel Club two weeks after we bought our first Westie.
I was elected President in 1971 and served as president on five occasions for a total of 21 years. In 1982 I was elected to the Board of Directors of the West Highland White Terrier Club of America and served 2 three years terms. I was granted approval to judge Fox Terriers and WestHighlands on April 14, 1978. Currently I am approved to judge the Sporting, Working, Terrier, and Herding Groups.
I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Art and Architecture and a Masters in Architecture.In 1967 I accepted a position as department head for an architectural/engineering firm in Greeley, Colorado and in 1979 I and eight others purchased the firm. In1993 I left the firm to open an architectural office in Greeley that I continue to work in today.