Title/Occupation: Executive vice president, Pepsi-Cola bottling Company of Lewiston/Pendleton; president of Ida Vend Company; president of two radio broadcast groups in Moscow and Pullman-Colfax
Family: Wife, Melva — celebrated 36th wedding anniversary in February; daughter Cheri and her husband Jason; five grandchildren, Sam, 16, Ava, 13, Jake, 10, Audrey, 7 and Jude, 4; daughter Elizabeth.
Education: Bachelor of Science, biochemistry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army; multiple course completions from U.S. Army Infantry, Airborne, Ranger, Special Forces and U.S. Navy Special Warfare, Coronado, Calif.; multiple certifications from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).
Work History: 2½ years deputy sheriff, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office; 12½ years active duty as Special Forces officer, infantry company commander, instructor at various Army schools; 15½ years deputy G/J 2 or deputy G/J 3 in various Army, joint or combined commands worldwide; concurrently executive vice president of Pepsi, Lewiston, president Ida Vend Company and two radio groups in Moscow and Pullman-Colfax
Hobbies: Just celebrated and was recognized by PADI for 45 years of service as a PADI instructor; shooting at the Lewis-Clark Wildlife Club in Lapwai.