BIO

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BIRTHPLACE:       Tucumcari, New Mexico 1940
HOMETOWN
:        Boulder City since 1943
RESIDENCE
:          Las Vegas since 1989

LIVED IN:
Baltimore, Provo, Valparaiso-Talcahuano-Santiago-Chile, Washington DC, New York City, Los Angeles, Macau-Beijing-China and Manila.

FAMILY:
2 children, 6 grand children, ex wife and a spouse for 31 years

EDUCATION:
Boulder City Elementary School and High School
Johns Hopkins University – Math and Physics
Brigham Young University – Bachelors in Psychology; Masters in Public Administration

JOBS:
Delivery boy of Theatre bills @ 8 years old Lawn cutting business @ 11 years old.
Sports Field Reporter and featured articles for Review Journal and The Sun in high school.
Lifeguard at Lake Mead and Director Boulder City summer swimming program while in college.
Analyst for the Organization of American States, OAS, Washington, DC.
Real Estate Investor, Los Angeles, Las Vegas   and Asia.

ACHIEVEMENTS:
Invigorated Chile’s Boy Scout program combining tree planting with jamborees and planted three hundred thousand trees

Traveled throughout South America to promote performance-based and service-based governance for President Kennedy’s Alliance for Progress

Harangued the Clark County Commission for years until present

TRAVELS:
49 States of The United States including Alaska and Hawaii and 5 Provinces of Canada, China, Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxomburg, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, Liechtenstein, Portugal, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Cyprus and ItalySt. Martin, St. Maarten, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Trinidad, Tahiti , Bora Bora, Morea, Raiatea, Tetiaroa, Israel, West Bank, Jordan

Grew up in Boulder City in the Era of the American Dream when everything was possible and growth was everywhere and saw Las Vegas grow from 8000 to 2 million people.

Lived in Chile as a Mormon missionary where I met the mother of my children who shared with me the same sense of adventure as we drove thru the mountains of Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Central America and Mexico all the way to Utah for a month in our VW mini van. Today, 46 years later, security issues would make it hard to duplicate that one-of-a-kind honeymoon.

My interest in government and social issues led me to New York to evaluate President Johnson’s Great Society Program and to Washington DC with the Organization of American States, OAS, as a consultant on President Kennedy’s Project, Alliance For Progress which led me  to travel, study and evaluate government reform throughout South America and Panama.

In Los Angeles, I discovered my passion in real estate. For me, it was just like playing monopoly of which I was an avid fan. Los Angeles is where I did a lot of discovery. Discovery of myself, the power of the individual and the realization that our freedom both individual and national have to be guarded from our politicians.

As an adult, I now realize what a patient man my father was. He never complained about my barrage of non stop questions since I was a toddler  and patiently answered all of them to my satisfaction. He encouraged my natural sense of curiosity for everything I don’t understand to the detriment of the Clark County Commission and the government in general because with all the experiences I have studying and evaluating governments of other countries, there sure are a lot of things I don’t understand with our government.