My Occupation: Professor of Entomology at MI State U. I work primarily with tree the fruit industries in the Upper Midwest together with more than 30 years of governmental advisory service to the USEPA and USDA.
Background at URC: Sherre and I have been members for over 30yrs and we both have served URC in various ways. Sherre has always been a key helper at URC, and she has been on-staff for many years. I think I have done over 5 tours as an Elder at URC. URC, it’s people and staff are a key center for our lives and for our children and grandchildren’s lives as well!
About me/my family: I am married to my wise and beautiful wife, Sherre Aldrich Whalon. We’ve been married for a long, long time! Sherre grew up in a suburban New Jersey setting, and I grew up in the wildest of the lower 48 states. We met at the University of Vermont where my father had sent me to get educated. Sherre was in nursing school in Burlington, and I was a Biology major. We have two children, Jenny and Bethany who attend URC with their spouses and children.