Born in Anaheim Ca. Moved to the Pacific NW in 1978. Finished High School at Sumner High by Puyallup/Tacoma 1986. Attended Seattle Pacific University on a sprinting/track scholarship. Ultimately graduated from Portland State University with Bachelor of Science in Marketing & Business Admin. Avid hiker/fisherman/mushroom forager. Spent most of my professional life in big box retail as a district manager for Bed Bath & Beyond in Oregon and Washington. Father of five beautiful daughters.