Place of birth: Havre, Montana
Q. When did you move to Routt County?
A. Part time in 1999; Full time in 2003
Q. What's the biggest risk you've taken recently?
A. Landing my 45-year-old airplane on remote mountain airstrips in the Idaho wilderness area
Q. Describe your morning routine.
A. Starting the coffee maker and reading the New York Times, Denver Post and Steamboat Pilot & Today on the Internet.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it?
A. Goodbye Darkness by William Manchester
Q. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
A. Keep it simple, stupid.
Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?
A. I'm a Montana native, I love to read and I'm happy as a clam.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. Be a pilot
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich and Jimmy Carter on governance, ethics and national values.
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Far too often my wits
Q. In the Meatloaf song, "I would do anything for love, but I won't do that," what is that?
A. Eat Rocky Mountain oysters
Q. What was your first job?
A. Pin setter at a bowling alley at age 11
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. My wife, Janet, whose talent and serenity constantly amazes me
Q. Do you have a tattoo? If so, what of and why did you chose it?
A. You've got to be kidding!
Q. Do you have any phobias?
A. I'm not partial to snakes
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A. Tomorrow because each day gets better
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
A. Swim laps at the Rec Center
Book: Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
Song: Blowin' in the Wind by Dylan
Sport to watch: Golf
Vacation spot: Bahamas Out Islands
Recreational activity: Golf
Movie: Flight of the Phoenix
Magazine: The Rotarian