Banner County, Neb.
Number of years involved in NACo: 5
Years in public service: 38 years — 1980-2018 as a volunteer fire and EMS worker; 1995-2008 as fire chief; 2010-2018 as a commissioner
Occupation: Retired electrical contractor; farm and ranch operator
Education: Trade school
The hardest thing I’ve ever done is: Shave my wife’s head as her hair was falling out from chemo treatments.
Three people (living or dead) I’d invite to dinner are: My father-in-law, my great grandfather Post, who nine generations back migrated to America in 1634 and Thomas Edison
A dream I have is to: Have our grandkids enjoy our ranch and live in a free America.
You’d be surprised to learn that I: Fear heights.
The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done was: Climb a 150-foot radio tower with the antenna and wire over my shoulder for a new fire department radio system.
My favorite way to relax is to: Take my wife for a mule ride in our hills — Kawasaki Mule that is.
I’m most proud of: My family.
Every morning I read: The Bible.
My favorite meal is: Pizza.
My pet peeve is: The phrase “I can’t.”
My motto is: Anything worth doing is worth doing right.
The last book I read was: A History of the Boundaries of Nebraska and Indian Surveyor Stories by Rollin C. Curd.
My favorite movie is: Lonesome Dove.
My favorite music is: Old country and bluegrass.
My favorite U.S. president is: Abraham Lincoln.
My county is a member of NACo because: We see the value of a larger voice speaking for us and the power of that. The recent efforts on PILT show just how strong NACo is.Hero 1