2000-Present: Horticultural Extension Agent, Oregon State University, Douglas County-Roseburg, OR.
1991-2000: Grain/Futures trader, Cargill Inc., Dayton, OH.
1985-1991: Crop forecaster/ Tropical Commodity trader, Cargill Inc., Sao Paulo, Brazil
1980-1985: Crop forecaster, Cargill Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
1978-1980: Agricultural Specialist, USDA, on Exchange with the USSR
1977-1978: Extension Agent, Fruit Specialist, Cornell University, Wayne County, NY.
1971-1976: Owned and operated an apple and peach orchard in San Luis Obispo County, CA