Ward started with ND Rural Water in June of 2013 as a water circuit rider covering the western half of the state. He has been involved in the water and wastewater industry since 1993. He started his career as a technician with a wastewater system maintenance company. In 2004, Ward began employment with the city of Stanley as a water and wastewater operator and later as the city coordinator. Over his almost 30-year career, Ward has found that the people are the most important part of a successful water system. In his free time, Ward enjoys spending time with family, camping, and reading anything and everything.