When did you first move to town?
I moved to the area in 2010 for a job for the InterMountain ESD. I work as an autism consultant. And I moved into Irrigon because it had a lot of trees. I’m from Idaho, the northern part, so I’m used to trees. Irrigon, then, is the place that felt most at home for me.
You’re an outdoors person. Do you like camping?
Yes, camping, fishing, all of that.
How was this past fishing season?
This past fishing season, I did not catch a thing. But that’s pretty normal for me. I caught a hat one time. I was really a better fisher in Idaho. Maybe I’m still using Idaho bait. I might need some suggestions.
What else do you like to do?
I like being around my grandkids, joking around with everybody.
Why did you first get involved in government service?
When I first moved here, I saw some things that, as a person who was paying taxes, I didn’t appreciate. So I started going to city council meetings, and I got on the planning commission. Then, when they had a position on city council, I got on the city council.
What future do you see for Irrigon?
When we first got here, this town was so far in debt, it couldn’t even see straight. Now, we’re building things. We have people coming in. We have new businesses, and we’re going to have a lot more coming in because of a change of culture.