Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, his formative years were spent honing the gifts he had for fixing about anything and everything. Since a very young age, his insights into the working of things were phenomenal. He went on to own a variety of commercial/industrial businesses where he was able to apply his gifts of understanding to each, and pass the knowledge on to others working under him. His official training comes from the industrial side but his management skills were developed on the various types of work he has done and has always been hands-on. He is currently working on writing a number of books, enjoys riding his motorcycle whenever the opportunity presents itself. He presently resides in the beautiful Puget Sound area of Washington State with his wife of 35+ years and two grown children & grandchildren close by.