Rattan High School – graduated 1978
Oklahoma State University – graduated 1983
BS in Vocational Agriculture
36 years teaching Vocational Agriculture
1 year teaching 5th/6th grade ELA and social studies
37 years raising cattle and hogs
37 years of successful students who have excelled in all areas of FFA (raising and showing animals, public speaking, land judging, etc.)
Married for 37 years to Karen Smallwood who has taught elementary education for the past 40 years.
Two grown children (daughter and a son) and two baby granddaughters
My hobby is my livestock; any spare time I have, I spend with my cattle. I also love to travel with my wife.