I grew up in the East Millcreek area and spent my summer days exploring the trails and mountains of the Central Wasatch as well as the Southern Utah red rock canyons. Throughout my adult life I have continued to be active in the outdoors and spend my leisure time hiking, biking, skiing, climbing, and whitewater kayaking. I have pursued these activities from South America to Alaska. During my travels, I came to recognize that the Wasatch Mountains are unsurpassed in their singular beauty, wild nature, and easy access to recreational activities which facilitate sustained connections to the great outdoors. I recently bikepacked on the 2,700 mile Great Divide Mountain Biking Route, which traverses the Continental Divide from Banff, Canada to the US-Mexican border. During the course of my ride, I had the opportunity to see dozens and dozens of watersheds, some pristine and some severely impacted. Pedaling through these watersheds, I was struck by the unique and extraordinary opportunity that the Central Wasatch Mountain watersheds provide to the residents of the Salt Lake community.

I graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. My career focused on water resource management and the protection of the mountain watersheds that provide critical water supplies to the Salt Lake Valley. Prior to my retirement in January of 2016, I served as the Director of the Department of Public Utilities for Salt Lake City.  My responsibilities included the management of 185 square miles of watershed which supply water to over half a million residents. During my career I had the opportunity to be involved in defining and helping to address the growing challenges that the Central Wasatch faces on numerous fronts. I look forward to working with Save Our Canyons to continue to help protect and preserve the balance of uses that exists in the Wasatch Canyons today. I am passionate about working to safeguard the wonders of the Wasatch Mountains so that my children and future generations will be able to enjoy the same quality of experience that I have enjoyed for over five decades.