Wayne has been in the field of soil and water conservation for 40 years. He spent 32 years with NRCS and the last eight years with the Division of Soil Conservation and Water Quality, in the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. He worked with agricultural landscape for the first half of his career. He has worked with urban and urbanizing landscapes during the last half of his career. He coordinates the urban conservation program for IDALS, where he promotes Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure utilization to manage storm water in ways that protect water quality.. In his free time he enjoys fishing and manages a 40 acre property for the Bur Oak Land Trust in Johnson County, where prairie re-construction is the primary landuse.