I’m a fourth generation Montanan of 61 years, retired for two years from my full-time position with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. I have been doing training, facilitation, mediation and motivational speaking for over 30 years through my personal consulting business and as a result have had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the US and the world. Bringing heart and humor to my work has been the key to my success. For the last few years, as a member of the Management Assistance Team National Faculty, I have facilitated online courses and webinars for conservation agency employees across the country. In addition, I worked 14 years for the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks doing organizational development including training, team building, dispute resolution, and facilitating collaborative processes dealing with a wide range of controversial issues on our Montana landscape. During that time we also developed and delivered an internal Leadership & Management Development Program consisting of four 3-day sessions held quarterly over the course of a year. Since 2002 we completed ten programs graduating 250 participants. We’ve used the Management Assistance Team (MAT) on-line courses as great additions to complement and support our internal training initiatives. I’ve found the MAT courses are effective tools in improving both leadership and management skills. On a personal note, I live in Helena, Montana with my wife Colleen of thirty-nine years with three amazing daughters, three fantastic son-in-laws and six fabulous grand kids (soon to be seven in April!)…this is my totally objective assessment! Thanks to my daughters and their families we have the chance for frequent visits to Idaho, Vermont and Tennessee where they now live…all beautiful states! I continue to enjoy as well, the incredible resources of my home state Montana; hunting & fishing, floating, kayaking, backpacking, hiking, mountain cabins, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing to name a few.