Step One:

Date of Birth:  April 26, 1957

Birthplace:  Sheridan, Wyoming

Early Years:  Family homestead, Parkman, Wyoming



  • Bachelors of Science, Microbiology, University of Wyoming 1979

  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University 1983


Occupation / Employment:

  • Ranch hand, Double Rafter Ranch, Parkman, Wyoming, 1968 to 1983

  • Sweat Labor, Lang-Murphy Concrete, Ft. Collins, Colorado, 1980

  • Ranch Owner, Double Rafter Ranch, Parkman, Wyoming, 1994 to present

  • Outfitter, Owner, Double Rafter Cattle Drives, Parkman, Wyoming, 1994 to 2002

  • Montana State Legislature, 2007-current

Professional Employment:

  • Laurel East Veterinary Service, Laurel, MT, 1983 to 1988.

  • Beartooth Veterinary Service, (Owner), Laurel, MT, 1989 to present.


Professional & Personal Associations: 

  • Academy of Veterinary Consultants

  • American Veterinary Medical Association

  • Montana Veterinary Medical Association

  • Laurel Chamber of Commerce

  • Montana Pilots Association

  • Cessna Pilots Association

  • Experimental Aircraft Association

  • Aircraft Owners Pilots Association

  • Lifetime Member of National Rifle Association


Family Status:

Married 33 years (1979), Druann Jackson Kerns, Laurel Schools Technology Coordinator

Three children:

  • Meagan Kerns Kimmel, (Tim--Pilot), Great Falls, MT--Speech Pathologist; Grandchildren: Clara, Mae, Grant, Lila, Sarah and Cora

  • Chelsie Kerns Warner (Marcus--Avionics technician), Juris Doctorate from University of Montana. Currently stationed with the Navy's Blue Angels in Pensacola FL.; Grandchildren: William Cody and RaeLee

  • Tyler Kerns, (Jill--Registered Nurse) Engineer Helena, MT.  Grandson:  Liam

Hobbies & Passions:

  • My Family

  • Marathons, Triathlons, Centuries, Long Distance Relay Races

  • Aviation

  • Avid hunter, packer, wagon master and mule skinner.


Personal Motto:

One man thinks he can. One man thinks he can’t.  Both are right. Which one are you?”

                                                            (Author unknown)


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