I am the Sr. Vice Commander for The American Legion Post 198 Pawhuska. I served during
the Vietnam War in the Army. I was a Crypto Repairman. I repaired all the coding
and decoding equipment. After leaving the Army I spent several years in the Oil Business.
I hold a doctorate in Business Administration. I attended the University of Oklahoma
for my BBA in management, and Texas A&M for a Master’s in Business Computing Sciences.
My Doctorate is from Mississippi State University.
I have been on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma, University of Texas at El
Paso, and currently an adjunct faculty member at University of Colorado at Colorado
Springs and Pawnee Nation College. I have been working the IT / Technology field
since 1980. I am a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
I worked in the private sector as a consultant and software designer. I worked in
Afghanistan in 2010 as a government defense contractor.
I have written over 30 refereed journal articles and conference proceedings. I also
hold a patent for the development of “Business Level Metrics for Information Technology”
I am currently teaching for Pawnee Nation College and working on projects for the
Osage Nation. I am an NRA Certified Instructor and Training Counselor for Rifle, Pistol,
Shotgun and Muzzleloading. I am an Eagle Scout, a Vigil Order Member of the Order
of the Arrow and have worked with Scouts for over 10 years as an Adult Volunteer.
I moved to Pawhuska, for two purposes 1) To assimilate and learn the Osage Culture
through immersion and 2) to give back to the Native Community – specifically to serve
the Osage People.