I was born in Colorado Springs. We moved to Durango where I went to school before serving in Germany and then in Viet Nam as a young man. After a period in Arizona we moved back home to Colorado and to Montrose, an area I’d always liked. I’m an accountant, but I also did construction work. I enjoy working with my hands.
Ich bemerkte, das Museum des Mountain West eines Tages nur fahren und nahm meine erste Tour 5 vor Jahren, dann kam mit meiner Familie für eine andere zurück. That did it. I was hooked. I volunteered to become a tour guide and show people this incredible collection of America’s western history.
Ich liebe es zu geben Touren und Geschichte mit einem Punkt über das Leben zu machen, dann, heute, und morgen.
I give tours on Mondays and Saturdays. Let me show you around our American West.


Texas was home when I was a young man. First Galveston, where I was born. Then Houston where I went to High School and to the University of Houston to get my Business Degree. Ich traf und heiratete eine wunderbare junge Dame (und immer noch meine Frau), and one year our vacation was a tour of Colorado. Ouray really struck a chord with us and after several more trips, we moved here and bought a lovely little art gallery and gift shop. But over a decade later, ein Ölboom in Texas rief uns zurück, which was kind of ironic as our daughter was moving to Colorado for work at about the same time. So eventually we came back to the Rockies and settled in Montrose to be near our daughter and all the grandkids. The better part of a decade slid by and I retired (zum dritten Mal in meiner Karriere), diesmal von der TSA, dazu dient, die Montrose Flughafen.

The Museum feels like home to me. It’s like a constant education. I am always finding something new or learning yet another detail about what’s on display here and about the people who lived this rugged western life. When I give tours, Ich liebe es zu sehen, wie die Leute alle Informationen aufzusaugen, die hier.



If you would like to join our volunteers please contact Cydney at the Museum at (970) 240-3400