My first job was a powder monkey in hard rock gold/silver private prospecting ventures. I worked underground with my Dad and full-time miners from the Kellogg mining district prospecting gold and silver claims. I worked my way up from taking care of the dynamite, blasting caps, tools, and machinery to driller. I was a young boy who loved everything about that work. Today, I have gone from pick and shovel to representing clients in these types of ventures. I work with the best geologists and attorneys. I continue to enjoy working in this industry as much as I did when I was a boy.