As a career I taught agriculture at the high school and community college levels in the Pacific Northwest. As years progressed, my side gig of developing software for wholesale plant nurseries became my full time work.
My wife and I both fell in love with the Sonoran desert while on a bicycling vacation to Tucson in the winter of 2014. Our frequent trips to the desert made us feel we belonged here and we made a permanent move to Tucson in the summer of 2016. Sometime in that first year, I took a UA master gardener class on cactus and succulents. I was hooked. In order to learn more about these incredibly interesting plants, I trained to become a master gardener and then found TCSS.
I love working with the TCSS cactus rescue crew and have also assumed responsibilities on the member education and technology teams. I find that every meeting or other TCSS event offers new learning about these great plants.