I retired in August 2008, from the U.S. Department of the Interior where I served from March 2006 to August 2008 as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Capital, Performance, and Partnerships. Prior to that I was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks for four years.
I was born, raised, and educated in Southern California, but spent much of my youth in Cody, Wyoming. I lived in Cody for 27 years and have had a varied career. I have been a wilderness guide, a bartender, bank loan officer, State Director for then-Congressman Dick Cheney, and Executive Director of the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to moving to Cody, I graduated from the University of California at San Diego--Revelle College with a BA degree in Economics and Biology. I am a graduate of the Institute for Organizational Management and the inaugural class of Leadership Wyoming.
I now live in the bucolic Virginia countryside and run Hope Springs Media, a publishing company that includes The Canaan Creed by L. P. Hoffman.