Why did you choose to work at HPFC?
Out of college I wanted to work in a field that would benefit agriculture. I wasn’t able to farm, so the next best way was to do something that could help farmers. I started out as a loan officer but quickly learned that I enjoyed the appraisal side much more, and have been doing appraisals now for 30 years.

What is the best part about working at HPFC?
The best part of working for HPFC is the way that everyone works together and it is like being part of a family. Most of the time you are allowed to do your work on your own, but all of the work goes together to accomplish the goals of the business.

What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of being an appraiser is the ability to be out in the country. I’m not stuck in the office every day and enjoy my time outdoors.

What is your business philosophy?
My business philosophy would center around the fact that the customer always comes first. Sometimes, we might not be able to give them the answer that they want, but hopefully we are always looking out for their best interest.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
When I’m not at work, I enjoy outdoor activities, like hunting, trapping, fishing and taking care of animals.