I was born in Dover, Ohio in 1956 and was married to my lovely wife in 1980. My education was at Hocking Technical College Nelsonville, Ohio, Ohio University Athens, Ohio and Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. I have been a teacher/coach for over 25 years at Ashton, Idaho; Mt.Vernon, Ohio; and Ramseur, North Carolina. I also taught a year in Chongqing, China. Other occupations I have had were as a U.S.D.A Forest Service as a Smokejumper Forest Fire Fighter, Forest Technician-Wilderness Lookout Tower, and Wilderness Trail Crew Supervisor. I am an instructor for a CDL-A Truck Driving and Business, and Owner/ Entrepreneur of a tree farm. I am presently working with Global Vision Alliance as a Project Manager.
We have three grown adult kids that have attended Westpoint Military Academy, Annapolis Naval Academy, and Lee University and we have one granddaughter.