I graduated from high school in Iowa. I went to work for the packinghouse industry until I was employed by USDA as a Federal Food Inspector in 1967. I was promoted to a Process Food Inspector-In-Charge and worked in several states. I was an nontraditional college student, receiving a Food Technology degree from Kansas State University. I was then promoted to an Enforcement Investigation Analysis Officer for USDA. After working for the federal government for 40 years, I retired in June 2006. Prior to working at Habitat For Humanity, I gained carpenter experience by building 3 family houses in the cities where I was assigned.
I married Theresa in 1978 when I lived in McCook, Nebraska. We have 3 children and 4 grand children. We are lucky to have all our children living in Kearney. Theresa is employed by the Kearney Public Schools as a special education teacher.
We became familiar with Habitat For Humanity when my daughter, Travi Evans, became a home owner in 2007. She asked me to be her work partner and I am still going. I enjoy recreational flying, hunting all sorts of game, camping and fishing in my free time.