I have always been interested in fishing, but started years ago with a spinning reel and pole. When I retired from the Air Force in 1993 at Cannon AFB in Clovis NM, my wife, Cheryl, and I decided to make our permanent residence here in Albuquerque NM. While receiving my medical treatments at the VA hospital, I heard about the “Project Healing Waters” program operated by the NM Trout association. I attended the fly fishing class for two years and learned a lot. Wanting to give back to my fellow veterans, and the organization, I joined the NM Trout Project Healing Waters program as an assistant instructor. As time went by, I wanted to get more involved, and volunteered to fill a vacant position as recorder for the Board of Directors meeting minutes. In prior years, my wife and I were involved with the local “La Mesa Community Association” helping with community projects and eventually also was elected as their meeting minutes recorder. I anticipate being involved with NM Trout in many future endeavors. In my spare time, I freelance as a graphic designer and, of course, enjoy fly-fishing and camping.