I started out in lumber with the original U.S. Plywood in 1974 in Denver, and was involved with their architectural division and hardwoods. I managed a distribution location for them in California and got involved heavily with industrial lumber and panels. My path then took me back to Denver where I became a partner in a local wholesale lumber company, then on to Portland where I purchased lumber and traded commodities for a major trading company for 23 years before starting my own Talon Forest Group. Talon is now my investment company and the actual lumber trading side is now Far East Trading. I continue to create and head toward areas of personal interest, always taking one day at a time.