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I was born and raised in Reno, attended Reno High, graduating in 1977. I joined the Reno Air National Guard after graduation and spent 8 years as a photo processor. During this time I worked for various local construction companies doing everything from framing and finish carpentry to running heavy equipment. I went to work for the City Of Sparks in 1985. I was originally hired as a streets maintenance worker but transferred to parks the following year. Duties in the parks not only included maintenance but new construction as well. During the winter months crews were formed to perform various tasks. One of these jobs was tree trimming and I was fortunate enough to be assigned to that group. Over the next 18 years I became an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, obtained Tree City USA status for Sparks by drafting a set of tree ordinances, and enacting a number of public service programs. I was awarded the title Urban Forester some time later and formed the Forestry Division. I came to Rail City Garden Center in 2005. My responsibilities include the operations of Rail City Tree Service, landscape estimates, and job forman.