Each month we feature a personal profile of one HCC member. And this month is...
Birthplace? Durant, Oklahoma
Marital status? Single
Four 30-something children; 3 boys, one daughter. 7 "grands" and counting. One more due in July '14.
Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo
What other hobbies do you have?
Bicycle, tandem bicycle, mountain biking, camping, fishing, birding, sailing.
How did you get started canoeing?
BSA-Boy Scouts of America
How many years of paddling experience do you have?
What boats do you now own?
2 canoes, 2 kayaks and a sailboat.
What is your favorite place to paddle?
Utley Crossing to Bastrop... overnighting on Boy Scout Island (the old Freeze Trip location)
Do you prefer a canoe or a kayak?
Do you use a single blade or double blade paddle?
What do you like most about the sport?
The quiet; connecting with nature.
What do you like least about the sport?
Whitecaps and the wind in your face!
What is an important safety tip?
My girlfriend, Cora Jane, on the Yukon River.
What was your worst moment ever?
Watching two novice paddlers' boat get swept under a logjam strainer in the Yukon.
What was your best moment ever in a canoe?
Listening to the loons in the Boundary Waters... no, seeing a bear swim across the river in front of us on
the Yukon... no, fishing for smallmouth bass on the Guadalupe.
Anything else you would like to say?