I was born and raised in La Junta and went to the local La Junta High School. After graduating, I pursued my interest in the agricultural industry. I attended Otero Junior College where I received an Ag. Business Degree. Since then, I have worked for over 32 years in the insurance industry, primarily on the agriculture side. Farming and ranching is essential but risky. That is why I love being an insurance agent, I get to help protect my community’s farmers and ranchers.