Eddie is a native Nevadan, born, raised and attended K-12 public schools in Washoe County, graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. His experience in the great outdoors as an avid outdoorsman and sportsman was initiated as a young child with his family. This rich tradition has carried over to his own children. Eddie has been married for 42 years, with three adult children and four grandchildren. He has been a resident of Humboldt County since 1978, where he retired as a public school teacher/ coach/ administrator, assistant superintendent and currently is a licensed real estate agent. Each aspect of his professional career has prepared him for this opportunity to serve our great state of Nevada as a wildlife commissioner. His experience as a wildlife advocate has been demonstrated over the years as a community volunteer in a number of capacities, from Little League sports with his own children to Jr. Achievement in the Classroom, to supporting wildlife enhancement and conservation organizations through the Nevada Department of Wildlife Hunter/Angler education. There have been years of volunteer service with the Nevada Chukar Foundation, Nevada Muley’s, Chukar Chaser Foundation, NBU and Chukar guzzler crews, Sagehen and Sheep captures in Humboldt County and Chairman of the Humboldt County Elk Management Plan. His experience allows him to consider the values and interests of others and to be an empathetic listener to the people he represents.
Eddie is known to be a reliable, respectful person with the ability to relate to people of various ages, ethnic backgrounds and economic status. These individual traits have been an asset throughout his career as an educator and a real estate agent. His experience and knowledge of Nevada, and Humboldt County in particular, has been learned in the field through trial and error or the privilege to have specialists present to share their knowledge with him, colleagues, family and friends. Eddie is a person who works well with the public, evident by his friendly personality, commitment to excellence and dedicated work ethic. He is excited to use his personal skills and lifetime experience to contribute to the goals of the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners.