Born: February 1940.
Motorcycling experience: I rode my first bike, a 1968 Yamaha 360 DT, in the Arizona desert when I was 33, and I crashed into a cactus. But I'm still riding.
Life experience: I graduated from Occidental College in 1965, and I have spent my entire life in construction, working in all positions. I had my own general contracting company for 16 years.
Proudest achievements: Graduating from college; my children, winning the No. 1 plate in class 50, District 37 (Southern California) desert racing in 1991, and the No. 1 plate, same class in the National Hare & Hound Series, 1990 and '91; being elected as president of District 37; being elected on the AMA Board of Directors.
Why I ride: I enjoy the thrill of riding, both on the road and off-road, and I enjoy the competition of racing, trying to catch that guy in front of you.
Favorite bike: I have a KTM 300 EXC for tight races in Arizona, and a 450 EXC for dual-sport, California desert racing and Baja pre-riding. I have a 1995 BMW R100GSPD Classic for road riding, and this allows me to ride off-road, like trips to Baja and logging roads in Canada.
Favorite bike: My 1991 Kawasaki KX 250. It fit me just right, and I won over 21 desert races in 1991 on that bike.
AMA member for: 31 years.
Why I'm an AMA Board member: I wanted to represent the rider's interests, and do the best I can to help and improve the AMA for its members. When (in 1985) I ran for the position of enduro steward in District 37, I did it for the same basic reason: I wanted to help improve racing and the system in general. In all the years that I have been an officer and on the board of District 37, I have always tried to do what is best for the rider and racer.
Biggest challenge to the AMA: Convincing riders that belonging to the AMA is a benefit to them. The rights issue has to be advertised, and what we are trying to do and accomplish has to be increased and brought to the attention of the riders. I keep hearing, "What is the AMA doing for us?"