Ed has been a resident of Bonner County for over 40 years. His wife, Karen, and him have been married for over 41 years and have two grown sons, of whom they are most proud. He is a Forester by training with a degree from the University of Montana. He retired a few years ago from the Idaho Department of Lands after a 35 year career. He has many interests including hiking, fly fishing, art (primarily oil painting these days), amateur astronomy, and folk music.