I was born in Salt Lake City Utah on Feb.8, 1949 and raised on a small Farm in Hunter Utah. I milked a cow twice a day and fed pigs, cattle and horses. My Dad raised Quarter horse racehorses and ran and trained them. We had as many as 23 head at times. I started breaking colt when I was 8 and learned to ride a flat saddle when I was 11.
I started drawing when I was very young. I took art classes in junior high from a Mr. Wood. I took art classes from Valoy Eaton including commercial art, all three years of High School. I attended U.S.U. in Logan for one year on a wrestling scholarship. I got married in 1969 and raised 5 children, all of whom participated in High School Rodeo.
I rode bulls and bareback bronc’s in amateur rodeo and after a wreck on a bull in 1976 I gave up rough stock and pursued calf roping and team roping. I still teamrope in my arena here in Grantsville, Utah. I still help out the neighbors working cattle on their ranches.
Due to a fourth major back surgery last August I have sold all of my cows and hope when the weather warms up I can still ride.
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