Vice President, Insight Resources Internaitonal

Work Experience

- Platte Valley Bible College, Majoring in Theology/Missions

1972-1974 - Casper College, Majoring in Agricultural Construction

1974-1975 - Dakota Bible College, Majoring in Theology/Missions

- Various courses in Human Resource Development


2006-Present:  Co-Founder, President and Missionary - Insight Resources International - Casper, WY/Chimoio, Mozambique

Assisted with establishment of Insight Resources International as a corporation in the State of Oklahoma, and obtaining IRS 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit public charity organization, laying foundation work to define the mission, vision, values, and goals of the corporation, development of articles of incorporation and corporate bylaws, travel to churches to promote the mission work, interface with other missionaries in Mozambique and South Africa to establish and define work projects, purchase farm land and equipment, and perform other duties and business required by the corporation.

2003-2006 - A/V Wilderness Supply and A/V Firearms - Owner, sales - Casper, WY

1983-2003 - Amoco Pipeline/British Petroleum - Lead Pipeline Controller - Tulsa, OK

1979-1983 - Farm and Cattle Ranch - Ranch Foreman, planting/harvesting crops (wheat, oats, barley, alfalfa), animal husbandry (cattle/horses), milking dairy cows, breaking/training horses, farm equipment and mechanical repair, certified (MIG/TIG/ARC) welder, machine work, carpentry - Whitewater, MT

1978-1979 - AK Wrecker Service - Owner/Operator, mechanic, Casper, WY

1976-1978 - CE NATCO - Installed and Maintained crude oil processing equipment - Casper and Cody, WY

1974 - Farmers Association - Designed, Built, and Operated the Northern Bean Processing Plant - Scotts Bluff, NE  

Personal History

Al grew up in Casper, WY. He attended Platte Valley Bible College for one year and then returned to Casper and attended Casper College majoring in Agricultural development. While at Casper College, he was President of the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship.  In 1974, He married Velma Dietz.  In the fall of 1975, Al and Velma   moved to Huron SD where Al attended Dakota Bible College studying missions and Velma worked at the local hospital.  Plans were made to go to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) Africa as missionaries but their visas were cancelled due to civil war.  Throughout the remainder of his college years, Al helped local farmers improve their farming techniques and methods. 


After college, the family relocated back to they Wyoming/Montana area.  While in Montana, Al worked for one of the largest cattle ranches in the state. His work entailed many experiences in areas such as selective breeding with cattle, veterinary skills, irrigation, farming, equipment repair, maintenance and design.  In 1983, Al began his career with Amoco Pipeline (now BP Pipeline of North America). He worked in the corporate world for the next 20 years and continued to work with farmers and ranchers in the area with livestock handling and farming needs on his days off.  In 1988, Al's job moved the family to Tulsa, OK where he continued to work for the pipeline.  In 2003 Al took early retirement from BP and he and Velma moved back to Wyoming where they started their own business, A\V Wilderness Supply, to provide emergency and rescue equipment and supplies to many law enforcement agencies, fire department, US armed forces and other companies in the Western United States. They have four children, twin daughters age 32, a son age 28, and another daughter age 26.

Al's objective is to facilitate the development of the people of Mozambique by helping them develop, within themselves, the tools of problem solving through root cause analysis using agriculture, marketing, sales, grain storage, and fabrication of traction animal farm equipment. Through these projects the Mozambique people will develop the tools to bring themselves out of poverty to become a marketable human resource. All projects and developments will be based on Biblical world view concepts.  Since 2005, Al has been on four extensive trips to Mozambique to train residents (nationals), research the root cause of the issues that prevent them breaking away from their fatalistic world view, and to develop long-term/sustainable programs that will meet both physical and spiritual needs of the Mozambicans.