Randy has a professional background of over 30 years of managing the development of computer-controlled switching systems for Bell Telephone Laboratories. His first visit to the county in 1978 led to the purchase of a small piece of property, then to a weekend home, and finally, to a full-time home in 1990. In 1995 he acquired a 14-acre parcel of land in rural Stockton and completed a 5-acre restoration (with a lot of help from friends), which is known as Bluebird Prairie. A conservation easement held by JDCF now ensures that Bluebird Prairie and the surrounding woodlands will be here for a long time. Randy looks forward to helping the JDCF continue on its very successful land preservation journey.