Discusses his upbringing and early loss of his mother, working at a summer camp and being inspired by it and playing baseball in college. He talks about working as a coach and teacher before going into a partnership to open Riverway Ranch Camp, a children’s summer camp. He later bought Wonder Valley Ranch and raised […]
Talks about moving to Fresno in 1945 during the war and living with her sister, Dorothy, getting a job as a legal secretary. She discusses getting married and having a child and her decision to return to work and becoming a realtor and real estate broker. She talks about starting her own firm, initially working […]
Talks about being born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moving to Avenal in 1940 before going to college at Purdue for civil engineering. He discusses moving his business from Avenal to Fresno, getting involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Channel 18, Measure C, and the Fresno Regional Foundation.
Discusses his feelings on being awarded the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award and his friendship with Leon S. Peters. He talks about starting at Peerless Printing and eventually marrying the owner’s daughter and buying the business.
Talks about being born in Texas and coming to Fresno as a child, running a business, serving as president of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, as well as the challenges Fresno faces and giving back to the community.