has given me more options to really pursue other interests. I became
hooked on boating after motor yachting the coast of Maine with friends.
That led to yacht charters; captains' certification courses and
involvement with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Living on the second
fairway of our golf course provides plenty of incentive to improve my
handicap. So far it's an uphill climb! Speaking of climbing, we enjoy
mountain hiking. Our travel often includes nice unique resorts, good
food & wine, great scenery and water, mountains or golf. Always in
search of another good book....both historical non-fiction and
thrillers. I've also been involved with our homeowners' association
since we moved to the Pinehurst area a little over ten years ago.
from CSU, I began a teaching career in the Cherry Creek School system.
I moved to Cherry Creek's central office and became the district's labor
contract negotiator. Missing life in a school building, I reconnected
by becoming Assistant Principal of Overland High School. Along the way,
I completed my Masters and Doctoral degrees. In 1995 I returned to
Jefferson County and became Principal of Bear Creek High School,
retiring in 2000. Before long I found myself in a part time position in
Jefferson County's central office. I'm part of the Employee Relations
group, counseling administrators on a wide variety of management
I've been married
for 34 years to another Wheat Ridge graduate, Susan (Owen) class of
'67. We have no children, although we have often treated our cats &
dogs like children. We're proud of our three nieces and three nephews.
My father passed away in 1988, but my mother, Virginia, is still
living. She resides at the Westland Meridian.
We lost my oldest brother, Mike, in 1986. My sister, Janet ('69), lives
in Evergreen where she and her husband have been in the custom home
business. My youngest brother, Tom ('70), is currently in Houston after
spending much of his career outside the U.S. in the oil business.
concert choir; participating on the wrestling team; the KIMN top school
contest; my friend, Skip Butler, (with sadness at his passing);
historical events that marked our lives like JFK's assassination and
Viet Nam. Both the good & bad were part of a special time in my life.