I was born in Kansas and raised in Nebraska.
In 1966, I enlisted in the Army. During the first year I traveled coast to coast and border to border. Then I was banished (reassigned) to Alaska. I couldn't sleep because the sun refused to set, it rained for forty days and nights, there were earthquakes, and mosquitos. I came to love it so much, after the first year, that I stayed for eighteen more. While there I married and soon had a newborn daughter. We brought her closer to her grandparents by moving to Grants Pass in 1986; I also found gainful employment. I quit that job to join the KAJO staff and take advantage of my twenty years of broadcast experience. As of 2012, I still have one daughter, but have added three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren to the mix.
These days I do not have much free time, but when I did I spent much of it on virtually every theatrical stage across Southern Oregon.