I was born in Tooele and have lived my entire life. I graduated from Tooele High School where I was involved in the FFA program earning awards in State Agri-business proficiency , American Farmer degree, and competing at the state livestock and meat judging teams. Later I served as a the State FFA Vice President after graduating from Tooele High School in 1980.
I began my retail career while working during high school in 1978 for the hometown grocery store Allen’s Food Town. In 1987 I left Allen’s to join Smiths’ Food and Drug when they opened up their store in Tooele. While with Smith’s I worked in several communities including Tooele, Magna, Bountiful, Sugarhouse, Glendale and Wendover Nevada in many positions of Retail Management Operations. I joined Walmart in 2000 to help them open up their Super Center format in Utah. With Walmart I have worked in Springville, Orem, South Jordan in Store Operations before transitioning to Human Resources. I spend the last 15 years working as a Market Human Resource Manager covering stores ranging from the North to Logan, South to Payson, East to Vernal and West to Elko Nevada during my 15 years. My largest scope at one time was supporting 2 markets consisting of 24 stores with an associate base of 4,500+ and a combined sales plan of 1 billion dollars. In July of 2019 I had the opportunity to come back to Tooele as the Store Manager of the Tooele Walmart.
I am very happy to be back working in Tooele again. During my 40+ years of working in retail I have always lived here in Tooele while my job did require me to commute to other areas I have always been a part of the community and look forward to support the community while working in my current position with Walmart.