My road in life took a while to figure out.
In high school I participated in science fairs to gain first hand skills.
In high school I took industrial arts. Turns out knowing how to work with wood / tools was instrumental in successes.
I started out college at the UW in Biology, and almost failed out. I needed to be where I could be inspired.
At Humboldt State, I was able to find mentors in the field of Marine Biology and found ways to volunteer to gain experience, a.k.a. fish hatchery and marine lab.
After graduation, my initial career path was blocked, but because I had put myself in a position for any opportunity, opportunities presented themselves that I never dreamed.
After 10 years hitting every dream I could ever have wished for, my career paths changed.
I came back to Wyoming to work for our family business, a Cable TV Provider. There I dove into technology, helping launch Digital TV and the Internet in RS / GR.
After 20 years helping run the business, we sold to All West Communications. An opportunity to help our company grow and be successful led me to my new role.
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Strategic Partnerships / Governmental Relations

We monitor governmental issues, create business relationships and provide support for new / ongoing projects.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

I'm in the office by 7, checking emails, industry blogs, industry twitter posts and confirming appointments for the day. Every day is different, some require travel to meet on projects, some days it's industry webinars or viewing legislative meetings. Some days it's contract negotiation, working with realtors, lawyers or governmental officials.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Find a way to get any job in a company that has the job you want. Companies prefer to move up individuals in a company rather than bring new people in, because they are a known asset. Always work towards the job you want, not necessarily the job you have. Make sure you have the skills needed so when opportunity arises you are prepared to be an option for the company. Then, work your tail off to make them happy with their decision.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You can't be a marine biologist coming from Wyoming."

Challenges I Overcame

Choosing a non-traditional career