I am a recent full-time resident of the Ranch having moved here, along with my wife Jackie, a little under two years ago. For the previous 30+ years we lived in Tumalo on a 40-acre farm where we raised our two children. I have never lived in an area with an HOA before but have been fairly active with neighborhood affairs since my discharge from the Army in 1980. Back then I settled down close to where I grew up outside of Sacramento and lived in a neighborhood with a huge park across from my house. I helped organize a group to volunteer with needed park maintenance and cleanup. I got involved with a number of wildlife conservation groups including the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the National Wild Turkey Federation. I sat on the board of both these organizations doing various jobs including co-chairing committee's where our main purpose was fundraising. I retired from the NRA in 2021. We decided shortly afterwards to downsize our property but wanted to stay somewhat rural and Crooked River Ranch was a perfect fit. I have always been involved with my community, but it has been loosely structured. I love it here on the Ranch and want to be a part of the decision-making process of keeping the Ranch a great place to live. My last job required me to work with hundreds of volunteers in two States setting up committees and boards in numerous towns. I guided them setting up budgets and worked hands on with them to successfully raise money for local projects. If confirmed, I will bring to the HOA board a strong work ethic, the desire to help our community and the ability to work closely with people from all walks of life and diverse opinions.