As a northern Colorado native, my roots run deep in the rural community and with Poudre Valley REA. I grew up on our family farm, which was homesteaded by my great grandparents just north of Windsor. Currently, I reside on an acreage west of Wellington. Besides being a recipient of PVREA power all my life, I have also spent my 36-year career in the rural electric utility industry.
I bring experience and a deep understanding of the electric cooperative industry. My interaction with many of the cooperative utilities in the Rocky Mountain region has given me insight to recognize the needs of the members across the diverse geography served by PVREA.
I believe PVREA will benefit from my background in electricity metering and advanced metering systems. PVREA utilizes a variety of generation sources for their power needs. Adding distributive generation to the power grid introduces many challenges. Keeping a balance between renewable and traditional generation to guarantee affordable reliable power for our members, will be a key focus of mine. As the technology of renewable power matures, I will carefully investigate benefits and costs of adding these energy sources.
I have served as a Board Director and instructor for the Rocky Mountain Electricity Metering Association for 7 years. RMEMA conducts one of the highest rated meter training schools in the country.
I will leverage my expertise and experience for PVREA and its members, and I appreciate your vote for this board position.