I am a native Washingtonian having spent my first 18 years in Kirkland, Washington. This was followed by 30 years in the United States Air Force serving in various capacities. I started as a Jet Fighter mechanic, then progressed through a career as a pilot, staff officer, and Commander. Most of my career as an officer was spent in Special Operations. This involved travel to over 35 foreign countries including several years in combat zones.
I retired from the Air Force and returned to Washington State to resume a college education. Following this I was employed by the Boeing Company as a Customer Training instructor for 10 years. My final working years were spent an Associate Instructor at Everett Community College.
My retired activities include Youth Education Docent at the Museum of Flight, Stillaquamish Watershed Council member, Conservation Chairman for Evergreen Fly Fishing Club, and Project Healing Waters volunteer. My current interest is Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies and the Northwest Atlantic Salmon Fly Guild.
I live in Arlington, Washington with my wife and cat.