Ms. Carla and I were married late in 2007. My pretty girl is actually a school teacher who took pity on me and moved from Grand Junction to Pagosa in the spring of 2008. She is one of those ‘smart girls’ that graduated from Colorado Christian University with a 4.0 GPA – in only two-and-a-half years. The only dumb thing that she’s done since I’ve known her is . . . marry me!
I started out in life as a machinist, and then ended up starting and owning a machine shop in California for a number of years. When we moved up to Northern California, I moved next door to a well driller. That was 32 years ago. My family and I had a well drilling and pump business for 12 years in CA, and now for 20 years here in Pagosa Springs. My mechanical background is why I love building specialty equipment for our water systems business.
My Bride and I have seven adult (thank God!) kids between us. They are a good part of the reason that Ms. Carla and I share an active prayer life.
We are SO proud of two of our children who are ‘in the business’. We helped our daughter get started in the pump and water treatment business here in Pagosa Springs almost three years ago. Her company, Sweet Water & Son, is doing well – and we are waiting for when we actually compete against each other 🙂 Dinner at our house is fun.
My son, Kharom, is in Northern California in Lake County, and is starting this third year in business in drilling, pumps, and water treatment. His company name is JAK Drilling. We hauled our second drill rig out to him in 2007 and he’s drilling wells in crazy California! We visit on the phone, sometimes many times a day. Simply wonderful times!
We are currently attending Amazing Grace Church here in Aspen Springs. Pastor Mark Disbrow has a real heart for building up the community through helping people in every part of their lives. We also have lots of friends at the Pagosa Bible Church.
One of the biggest blessings at the beginning of our married lives was attending the Crown Financial Ministries classes that were hosted by our CPA. We were able download deep into our hearts that God owns all the stuff that we have. The tough part was that God has tested us with the reality of whether or not we really believe him. The other lesson that we got from these classes is that God wants us to be debt free. You’re welcome to call and talk with myself or my bride about how God can work in your life if you want to let him.
My bride enjoys sewing quilts for the Prayers and Squares ministry with a number of ladies of various churches in Pagosa. One of the things we enjoy doing is finding and staying at unusual Bed and Breakfasts anywhere we visit.And look like you’re working when the “Boss” shows up in her Pink hard-hat! (By the way, my bride HATES this picture! :)) We Are Blessed.
Sometimes the CFO of our little company, who is also my Bride, must be maintained. Hey, we maintain all of our equipment, why can’t the CFO be maintained!Next Page: The Pros