Born and raised in New Mexico, Craig started working in the local veterinary hospital when he was 13 and after getting to work on a Mountain Lion from the Navajo Nation Zoo, he was hooked! He moved to Denver in 1999 where he attended Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology and graduated in March of 2001. This allowed him to work for a large Specialty and Emergency Hospital in Denver for the next 16 years, starting off as a CVT in the ER for 7 then and working up in management for the remainder of his tenure. As part of his management training, Craig graduated from the Metropolitan State University of Denver with a double Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Marketing.
By 2018 Craig and his wife were looking to make a change which came in the form of recruitment by OVRA. The Willamette Valley is a refreshing change to the crowed hustle and bustle of the Denver Metro area for both he and his wife. And from their point of view the weather is fantastic in that he doesn’t have to shovel nearly as much snow in the winter!
When not at OVRA, you can find Craig and his wife Katie spending time with their 6 dogs or exploring. Whether riding their motorcycle through the scenic byways, walking the beautiful beaches on the coast, or discovering new restaurants and breweries, they are fully embracing all that Oregon has to offer!