Most of my life has been centered around Arabian horses and I'm passionate about them. It wasn't until I was married and had children that my dream of owning on Arabian horse came true. Early on I was a 4-H leader and the family enjoyed many years showing at that level. I became a member of Empire in 1977. I've had the privilege of serving Empire in many ways: first as High Score Chairman for several years, President twice, Vice President and Director. It has also been my pleasure to serve as Horse Show Manager starting with my first show in 1987.