I first came into contact with horsepower on the Salt Marsh Farm in Wiscasset, Maine. At the time, I was a recovering high school teacher looking for something a little more hands on, and in the nearly twenty years since then I have certainly found it. After farming and logging with horses in Maine for ten years, my family and I moved to central Vermont, where we owned and operated a small, diversified farm in Randolph Center. During those years I began shifting away from farming with horses and into logging with horses and small machinery. For the past ten years, I have been working full time in the woods with my horses. In 2016, my wife, daughter, and I bought a woodlot in Northfield, VT and began building a house, utilizing wood pulled from our land. All the other livestock and cropland were left behind, but my horses remain at the heart of what I do for work as well as for fun. I now co-own and operate Third Branch Horse Logging LLP. I discovered DAPNet early on through Carl Russell, and I served on the first DAPNet Board of Directors. Much has changed and since we first tackled the challenges of forming a non-profit organization focused on promoting the use of animal power, but I remain as committed as ever to the DAPNet mission. Much of my early success with working animals resulted from relationships with wonderful mentors, and DAPNet played a significant role in connecting me with those fine folks. Today I continue to treasure the people I am interact with though the DAPNet community. When I am not at work, I spend my free time outside running, hiking, skiing, or doing anything else that might involve a day in the sun, water, snow (or dirt). And our family always tries to finish a good day with a Vermont maple creamee!