He is the town manager of Little Tall and has a rivalry with Mike Anderson. He is one of the first, who confront Linoge and tells Mike, what he did to Martha Clarendon, his irst victim. Linoge knows that he valued visiting a prostitute more than visiting his dying mother and uses it against him. He, like the town, gives in to Linoge´s demand of wanting a child. He loses his wife because of these events, who commits suicide.