King grew up in McGill and worked in the newspaper industry as a printer before changing careers to wildlife management. He received his bachelor of science degree in wildlife management and his master’s degree in biology from the University of Nevada, Reno. King enjoyed his 18-year career with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, serving primarily in the information and education division and then the habitat division, from which he retired in 1996. King lives in Washoe Valley and spends as much time as possible roaming the hills in search of the desert’s hidden gems.
“Wildlife or wild scenery, how can you not love it all?” King said.
King taught a basic photography course at Elko Community College and was invited to hold a one-man exhibit at the Northeastern Nevada Museum where he presented 20 black-and-white photographs in “My Nevada.”
King’s donation of original full-color photographs, for sale and currently displayed in “My Nevada II,” is intended to serve as a fundraiser to help the museum through difficult economic times. King said he hopes others will follow suit, donating their time and talents to the Nevada State Museum.
Admission is free for museum members and anyone age 17 and younger; admission for non-member adults costs $8. For more information, contact Deborah Stevenson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 687-4810, ext. 237. Today’s program is part of the museum’s regular Frances Humphrey lecture series, held the fourth Thursday of the month.