District 5 - Gill M. Sorg


Early Life

Born and raised in Hastings, Minnesota, and son of an electrical contractor, Gill graduated from Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota, with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He taught science at St. Augustine School in Austin, Minnesota. Continuing his pursuit in education, Gill joined the Peace Corps and taught science at Ghana’s Amedzofe Teacher Training College. There he met and married his wife, Christine A. McConaty, also a science teacher in the Peace Corps. Returning to the United States, he received a Master’s of Science in Biology at the University of North Dakota.


After employment with the Montana Department of Agriculture as a pesticide specialist, Gill joined his family’s ranch and farm in Wolf Point, Montana, managing and operating the raising angus cattle, and growing hay, alfalfa seed, and grains. In 1998, he moved to New Mexico and was employed as a contractor with AgriBioTech Seed Company (ABT), as a consultant for growing alfalfa seed.

After his work was done with ABT, he worked several positions and jobs including: Consulting for Zia Engineering and Environmental Consultants, LLC (ZiaEEC), MASSCOM Systems of Virginia, Mountain Plover Nesting Surveys in Colorado (Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory), Raptor Surveys in Colorado, Seasonal employment at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), Substitute teacher, TES Plant Species at Fort Bliss,Threatened and Endangered Species (TES) and National Environment Policy Act (NEPA) with Mexican spotted owl (U.S. Air Force/Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute project), and Wildlife Manager for Birdstrike Control Program at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas.

In October 2008 he began working part time for ZiaEEC in Las Cruces as a staff scientist in biology and NEPA. Afterward he was an alfalfa seed production consultant for Pioneer HiBred International Incorporated.


Gill has a daughter (Amoreena Joy France married to Matthew France), a granddaughter, (Angelina France, living in Spokane, Washington), and a son (Andrew Sorg, living in Sandpoint, Idaho).

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