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Professional: I have a bachelors degree in Geography (1975) from State University of NY, Oneonta, NY and a Masters Degree in Planning (1979) from University of Washington, Seattle, WA. I worked for New York State Wetlands Inventory, Schoharie County Land Use Planning Department, Oregon’s Lane Council of Governments, North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, and Synectics Corporation. I am currently a Senior Program Manager with Northrop Grumman.
Outdoor Activities. In HS I was introduced to competitive canoe racing, spelunking and rock climbing through an informal outing club. I have continued those interests and expanded to include winter camping. I have received certifications as a:
- Leave No Trace trainer (Green Mtn Club, Sept 2001) and Master Educator (ADK, Sept 2006)
- American Canoe Association Certified Paddling and Basic River Instructor for kayaks, solo and tandem canoes (ACA June, 2002)
- Wilderness First Aid (December 2003)
I have taken several long distance or back country canoeing trips which are listed at http://www.theswirl.org/canoe-trips/
Winter Camping. I have been avidly winter camping since 1995 with an affiliation of friends and relatives known as www.wintercampers.com.
Sports. From my teenage years through my early 40′s I was an avid basketball player. In my 40s I started playing competitive volleyball; learning as Billie Jo played volleyball in HS. I continue to play volleyball multiple times a week.
Horses. Until age 13 I grew up on a dairy farm and had two ponies (Nip & Tuck) – but no bicycle. At 13 I sold the ponies and bought a horse (“Duke”) for trail riding and to participate in county 4H shows at the Cobleskill Fair. In HS other interests gained precedence and when I graduated HS I sold Duke and bought a canoe. In 1986 I re-engaged and bought an American Quarter Horse Association mare (“Lovable Luxury”) that started the run of several AQHA horses: Truly Luxury, Candy Bar Luxury, Silver Barbara, Master The Glory, Centeno Bars, and Hierelectricity; that we used for trail riding and showing at local shows, AQHA shows, and the NYS Fair. Kathryn and I did most of the trail riding while Billie Jo and I did most of the showing. My equine honors include:
- NYS Horse Council Western Pleasure Qualifier 1992 (3rd), 1995 (1st), 1996 (3rd) & 1998
- Oneida County Senior Western Champion 1996
- Herkimer County Western Champion 1996 & 1997
- Barneveld Horsemans Association Senior Western Championships 1993 Reserve, 1998 Champion
I served in Barneveld Horseman’s Association roles as Publicity, Park Planning, Vice President and President. I was on the Empire Horse Park Board of Directors 1998-1999.