I started training my first puppy to duck hunt in 1984 and was lucky enough to be introduced to the NAHRA program. Was hooked at my first started ribbon. Eight generations of my own breeding and training I have been blessed with many titles including GMHR, Invitational, Master, Derby, Qualifying, and Open and many more great experiences. My dogs have taken me to places and to meet people I never would have experienced without NAHRA. Judging has enhanced all of that. It is a huge satisfaction to see dogs and handlers solve the problems of the test and an education for myself as well. The excitement is addicting. Judging over 60 NAHRA tests and well over 50 other venue assignments I hope to bring experience and excitement to the Invitational. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
I have been an outdoorsman all my adult life and I have been involved with NAHRA for more than 15 years. I have held leadership positions in my local club and participated in club outreach events from Game Fair to Pheasant Fest. I have attended tests in every region as an entrant or a judge. I am excited about the future of NAHRA, and I welcome the opportunity to expand my role. It is an honor to be selected as an Invitational judge and I am looking forward to working with my Co-judges to create an interesting and challenging opportunity for the top dogs in NAHRA to show what they are made of. Best of luck to all the qualifiers, and I look forward to meeting you in June!