I feel extremely honored to be able to serve a second term as president of the Deming Logging Show. I have lived in Deming for almost 50 years and I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to such an extraordinary community. I have been privileged to grow up along-side of many family members who have served as presidents and past bull of the woods; they inspired me to appreciate hard work and the dedication that it takes to oversee this amazing organization.
Some of my greatest mentors growing up included Bill Blockley, Jack Zwick and Arnie Zwick. I am forever in their debt for all the advice and lessons they taught me. One of my fondest logging memories was from a job I did right here in Deming, with Jack and Arnie Zwick. Other fond memories I have are the times I spent working with my Uncle, Bill Blockley, where I think we averaged 80 logs to a load. All of these experiences have helped me get to where I am now, and I can only hope that I can come close to fulfilling the shoes of my forefathers.
My wife Tammy and I have been married for 35 years and have four adult children; Trent, Tara, Tiffany and Trevor. My daughter Tara and her significant other Craig, have blessed us with two beautiful granddaughters, Nazlyn 6 and Zaniya 2. In 2016, we added a son-in-law, Tony, to our crew when our daughter Tiffany got married. My two sons, Trent and Trevor (single and seeking rich, single, women) have been a huge help around the Deming Logging Show, devoting many long weekends in preparation for this amazing event. I owe a huge thank-you to many of my family members and friends for their endless support and dedication in helping us prepare for the festivities surrounding this weekend.
Again, thank-you all for the humbling opportunity to serve as the President of the Deming Logging Show.