I was born in San Diego and Raised in West Covina, CA. I graduated from South Hills High School in 1971 and was drafted into the Army in 1973. Spent most of my service time at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma with summer deployments to White Sands Missle Base. Exited from the Service in 1975 mostly intact and moved to Santa Barbara CA. Went to school and became a beach bum for a couple of years. In 1980 I was married with one child (Corey) and went to work for Ventura County as a surveyor / mapping technician. By 1985 I was divorced with another boy (Jesse). I n 1991 I traded up and married Kim. In 1995 we had a girl (Sara) who now runs my life ( High school and Volleyball). Also in 1995 I was hired by the Ventura County Fire Department to develop their mapping / GIS department. After 18 creative years I retired from the department. I now run my own business providing mapping and infrared support during wildfires.