I was born in Seattle, Washington and spent my childhood in California. After moving to Reno and graduating from Reno High School, I attended Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo and UNR. I graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1967. After graduation we moved back to Sparks where I joined with Dr. Gerry Meyers in a veterinary practice. I opened Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital in 1980. I have been “retired” from practice for 9 years but play an active role in the management duties at the hospital. My wife, Judy and I were married in 1965. We have two sons, A.G. and Scott, and four grandchildren. Judy and I enjoy spending time with our family. My hobbies include riding my mountain and road bikes, fly fishing, and hunting with my English Pointer, Cal.