I grew up in a Navy Family, moving every two to three years until I graduated high school and moved to Missoula to study forestry. I worked for several companies as a forester and a manager until retirement. My forestry career required long hours, long weeks and a few moves. In 1999, my wife, Joanne, and I settled in our last best place, Polson and we started to become members of this community. I now realize how important community is and how important it is to improve a community. That is why I am proud to be serving on the Greater Polson Community Foundation Board.