The Author

I’m a 2003 graduate of Eastern Michigan Univeristy, with a B.S. in Recreation and Park Management.

I spent my summers during school at a small midwestern parks department. I had a lot of fun and learned much more, especially about human nature.  I did my feild work in a hospital near campus, then my feild work at Ypsilanti Township Recreation.  I’m now working for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

I have volunteered with the 4-H program, where I helped lead the Dog Project. I was involved with 4-H as a member for four years before I was too old to continue.  I am no longer a Project leader due to conflicts with my work schedule.

I actively show Beau, my Catahoula, in UKC conformation. He was the first Champion natural bobtailed Catahoula in the UKC. I hope to show him in obedience in the future.

I also hunt coon from time to time, as my schedule and dogs permit. It’s totally just for fun so I know nothing about comptetion hunts.

Caving and fencing are hobbies that I either don’t have enough chances to do any more or just plain don’t do (respectively).

As you can see by this site, I’m very involved in hiking with my dogs as well as getting them- and all dogs- good PR.

I am also a member of the North Country Trail Association.

Questions? Comments? Dirty Remarks? e-mail me.