I served as a track commander with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam during 1967-68.
I came to Alaska in 1980 as a consultant to work with the executives at Alascom. At the time I was president of Pacific Northern Financial Group. Pacific Northern provided personal financial planning as a fringe benefit for executives at Alascom, Arco, BP, Alyeska Pipeline and other similar sized companies on the West Coast.
Five minutes out of the Anchorage Airport I knew that Alaska was home.
While working as a consultant I was also involved as a volunteer counselor with the Viet Nam Veterans Outreach Center in Anchorage from 1981 until 1989. During this time I developed and implemented an approach for the treatment of combat induced post-traumatic stress. This treatment method was used to assist some 500 Alaska combat veterans and their loved ones who were dealing with the effects of PTSD.
I am an alumnus of Alaska Pacific University. I received an inter-disciplinary masters degree (MLA) in anthropology and psychology in 1991 and an MBA in 1992. My doctorate in management science was earned at the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1998. My specialty is process management.
In 1996 I was a co-founder of StrateGen, Inc. StrateGen provides process management consulting services www.strategen.us