I was born in Kansas City, Missouri shortly before my father was recalled to active duty with the newly created United States Air Force. We lived in San Antonio, Denver, Great Falls, Mountain Home and even a year in Bermuda before he was assigned to McChord. Since arriving in the Pacific Northwest after seeing the entire rest of the county, none of our family has left. I graduated from Curtis High School and Washington State University (BA in Political Science) before being drafted into the U. S. Army. I spent one year stateside in training, got married and spent one year in Vietnam. I then finished a Masters in Political Science at WSU with an additional year of graduate study in History. I had a brief career with the Veterans Administration and a year of intensive study of Organizational Development at The Evergreen State College. I began teaching at the Fort Lewis extension for Saint Martinís College. I teach a variety of courses in history and political science. I also teach for Pierce College at Fort Lewis and have taught for Tacoma Community College, Grays Harbor College and Olympic College. My wife and I live with our two dogs [Abby and Macy (Jena died on April 28, 2006 Abby came in August and Jefferson in February of 2007 Macy came then too)] in the rapidly growing Northwest Landing development of DuPont. Some Pictures of the PNW.