My plans were to become a music teacher. I got my BA degree at San Francisco State College. I somehow found myself working for an oil company. They sent me to the San Francisco Academy of Arts to learn graphic arts for the printing field. Somehow, this all lead to job with almost limitless creative potential. In addition I was encouraged to engage in charity work. I coached youth soccer for 13 years. I hold several youth protection certificates. I was active in a number of charities until 2010.