B.A. from the University of Colorado in International Affairs, B.S. from Colorado State University in Environmental Horticulture with a minor in Business. Worked for Highland Nursery in Greeley from 2002 until it closed in 2006, has worked for Fossil Creek Nursery from 2006 to the present and Alpine Gardens starting in 2010. He has managed marketing efforts for Fossil Creek Nursery since the end of 2009. Received his CCNP certificate (Colorado Certified Nursery Professional) in 2011. Was the Commercial Project Engineer and performed commercial estimating for Alpine Gardens for 5 years.