Professional Background

My 44 years working in this community has given me experience and qualifications to effectively represent you as 5th district supervisor. I have worked in the fields of watershed management, land use planning, salmon restoration and trail building. My work in this community and the time I spent on the Blue Lake Planning Commission and the City Council have taught me the importance of listening to all sides and working together to find a balanced solution.


Masters Degree in Watershed Management, Humboldt State University  

B.S. Degree, Natural Resources, Humboldt State University                           


Executive Director, Mattole Salmon Group

Instructor of Forestry and Watershed Management, Humboldt State University

Lecturers Representative for the Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources

HSU Forestry Honor Society Member

Technical Adviser to the Trinidad Bay Watershed Council

California Licensed Landscape Contractor # 899205  

Regional Watershed Coordinator

Natural Resources Director, Redwood Community Action Agency

Member of the Board of Directors of the California Urban Creeks Council. 

Member of the Steering Committee of the Collaborative Learning Circle

President of the Board of the National Network of Forest Practitioners

Restorationist of the Year from the Salmonid Restoration Federation

Restoration Worker of the Year from the Alliance for Sustainable Jobs and the Environment

Restoration Award from the Humboldt Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

Blue Lake City Council and Mayor Pro-Tem 

Blue Lake Planning Commission 

Police Liaison 

Eagle Scout, BSA                


I moved to Humboldt County in 1973, graduated from HSU with a BS Degree in Natural Resources in 1975, and received a MS Degree in Watershed Management in 2011. 

My amazing wife Oceana and I have been married for 33 years, and together we raised 4 children.  Through foster care, adoption, and birth we have been blessed with 16 beautiful grandchildren.

Community service has always been a focus of my life. Now that my children are grown, and I've gained enough experience to know what is realistic, and how to approach people and projects, I’d like to serve as your county supervisor.

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PO Box 1185 Trinidad CA, 95570
(707) 499-2732