I handled all the program activities and he (Butterfield) did the overall operation of the ranch. During my senior year of college Tom was looking for a building to start his boys' ranch. I went with him to look at the building that became the home of Butterfield Boys' Ranch.
In those days we usually had 12 to 15 boys with two staff. We worked 24/7. You can imagine the great experiences we had. Who could forget such things as catching those 'wild' horses when the boys were going to ride horses. The mini-bikes program provided excellent times for the children and the staff. Of course, it was the staff that always got injured.