Rangeland Management Specialist on the Grazing Lands Technology Team
Central National Technology Support Center USDA NRCS
501 W. Felix St., FWFC, Bldg. 23, Fort Worth, TX 76115
Born in Lubbock and grew up in Odessa, Texas.
Attended Texas Tech University and received a Bachelor of Science in Rangeland Management in 1992.
A biologist for EG&G Environmental Sciences Inc. located in Las Vegas, Nevada conducting vegetation and animal research for the Yucca Mountain Project until 1994.
Returned to Texas Tech and received a Master of Science in 1997 with an emphasis on Prescribed Burning. My research focused on The Effects of Summer Burning on Texas High Plains Vegetation.
Upon completion of my education I was the ranch manager of a small 3,000 acre cow-calf, stocker operation and peanut farm near Jayton, Texas.
Began my career with the NRCS as a Rangeland Management Specialist in Waurika, Oklahoma. In 2001, I moved to Lawton, Oklahoma as a multi-county Rangeland Specialist. In 2004, I was relocated to Woodward, Oklahoma as the Zone I Rangeland Resource Specialist.
In 2008, was promoted to the CNTSC Core Team
In November, 2013, promoted to the Grazing Lands Technology Team.
Certified Professional in Rangeland Management by the Society for Range Management.