Rod graduated in 1955 with with a Bachelor of Industrial Design degree. He served as President of DGT in 1954-1955. After school he was commissioned in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1982 to design and build a home in Alaska. Rod married his high school sweetheart. They have two daughters and two grandsons, all living in Alaska. He is active in community affairs, Alaska World Affairs Council, and The Alaska Scottish Club. Rod has also served on several non-profit boards. Although he loves to ski, he says, "That's behind us now. We travel a bit, especially to Scotland."
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