IMG_7899A little about me:

I was born and raised in New Philadelphia and Dover, Ohio. I Graduated from The Ohio State University in 1972 with the degree Doctor of Dental Surgery. I Moved to Winslow, AZ in 1972 to fulfill selective service obligation working as a dentist for the Indian Health Service on the Navajo Reservation from 1972­ to 1974.

I moved to Flagstaff in 1974. Have been in private dental practice in Flagstaff 1975  to ­present.

I now live in Clarkdale, AZ where I tend to my orchard and greenhouse. I specialize in growing tomatoes.

Gardening Qualifications:

I am a graduate of Coconino County’s first master gardener class 1991 and certified master gardener since 1991.

I have taught the vegetable gardening section for the master gardener trainee classes since 1992 and have attended and volunteered at most Arizona Highlands Garden Conferences, frequently serving as vendor coordinator.

I have been a speaker at three Arizona Highlands Garden Conferences ­ in Payson, Prescott, and Flagstaff.

I have helped establish the Coconino Master Gardener Association in 2009 ­ have served as its first and now current president.

I participate in most Coconino Master Gardener Association projects, such as Flagstaff Community Markets, master gardener newspaper column, Flagstaff Home and Garden Show.

I continue to present 4 to 5 gardening talks in Flagstaff per year, including a series for Friends of Flagstaff’s Future and a series for New Frontiers Marketplace.

I attended Master Gardener University at the U of A fall 2007.

I’m a proud member of the  Coconino County Cooperative Extension Advisory Board: 1999­2010.