From about the age of 1 to 14 I lived with and was raised by my grandparents, Ricker and Louise VanMetre. My grandfather was President and Chief Stockholder of the Wyoming Tie and Timber company. His office was in the Wrigley Building in Chicago. Each summer he would migrate out to Dubois with his family and settle into his Wyoming home at the Warm Springs Camp of the company. The camp was a wonderful place for a young boy to explore. Many of the tie hacks were still around and told fascinating stories. Except for my military years, I have made it a priority to visit Dubois as often as time allows. I married in 1962 and have spent summer vacations in the Dubois area. Fortunately, I have a very patient spouse, Lin, who fell in love with the area. We bought property up the Dunoir in 1969 and built a cabin in 1970. By 1990 we were ready to leave the East behind and move to Wyoming permanently. In addition to a decades long career in law enforcement, I was hired by the Rotary Foundation as the PolioPlus campaign supervisor and oversaw the receipt of over eighty million dollars pledged from over one hundred countries. I am an active volunteer in Jackson, having served as President of the board of Teton Youth and Family Services, as a member and one-time President of the Rotary Club of Jackson, as a vestry member of St. Johns Episcopal Church, as a volunteer at the Teton County Library, as a docent at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and as a member of the Rafter J sub-division homeowners association. In my spare time I enjoy watching Rugby and of course spending the summers at our cabin in the mountains above Dubois. Fremont County holds a lot of history which deserves preservation, and supporting the Foundation is a great way to help that effort.