Working with REFUGEES and others in NORTHERN COLORADO
who have experienced displacement from their country of origin
and are on the long journey of RECOVERY and INTEGRATION
I grew up in the U.S. state of Oregon. My college studies focused on Animal Science and led me to a career in animal agriculture. After marrying my wife, Misha (AKA Michelle), I had the opportunity to spend four years in Tanzania, East Africa, doing community engagement work as part of a Bible translation project. After working for Penn State for a number of years, I'm now transitioning to work with International Association for Refugees (IAFR) in Fort Morgan Colorado, where I will primarily be serving as housing manager for a unique housing initiative and as an agriculture specialist to engage with both employers and employees in the region who might benefit from assistance with issues related to forced displacement from another country and recovery/integration here in the U.S. Prompted in part by teachings from the Bible, my aim is to be a caring, hospitable neighbor, especially to those who have traveled a difficult life journey and might benefit from a friendly, helping hand.