I was raised on a family farm near Edgerton, Wisconsin that gave me a good appreciation for hard work and the required efforts that it takes to become successful in life. My becoming a member of AGR was one of my best college decisions. AGR gave me a group of lifelong friends where I continue to share the good life in Madison, WI after living in Northern California for over 32 years. Currently, I serve as the AGR-Iota Chapter Alumni Corporation Secretary which I have found to be fun but challenging. I also serve on the National AGR Educational Foundation Board and the UW-Madison Friends of the Arboretum Board. Retirement and a little free time have allowed me to pursue my hobbies of running, travelling and family genealogy.