2012 – 2016
Wife (Regan), sons Alex (39), Jason (38), Adam (32) and grand-kids Carter (3) and Hanna (5 months)
Where he’s from:
Red Bluff and Stockton, CA; Kingsville and College Station, TX; Starkville, MS; Cary, NC. Also moved 13 times in the Marines. Have visited 28 countries – so far!
Two years at the University of California, Davis; B.S. in Animal Nutrition from Colorado State; Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition/Physiology from Penn State
Retired Oct. 1, 2012 as Dean of the College of Natural Resources, NCSU
What has influenced his life:
Wow – a lot: my family, education, service in the Marines in Vietnam thru Desert Storm, my work, and knowing lots of good people.
Once rode a bull in a rodeo; recently went sky diving.
Essential Paddling Gear:
Vaseline for all moving parts!
In his own words:
Hope Floats NC, what a great combination – doing good work for a good cause while doing something I love.
“I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.” Theodore Roosevelt, 1899