As part of a newspaper family who owned a 34,000 daily newspaper in the heart of Indiana, I have a passion for a strong “Fourth Estate”, the press. Without a diligent free press, the power would be taken from the people. People have the absolute right to know.
After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, I spent over 20 years in newspaper management with several as publisher. I am also a scientist who holds three graduate degrees from Purdue: MS Conservation of Natural Resources, MS in Aquatic Toxicology, and Ph.D. in Genetics. I have a keen interest in science and the environment. I have little tolerance for ignorance and stupidity.