I was born and raised in the Midwest, St Louis MO to be exact. My childhood was a very happy one, and my family, never missing an opportunity for a reason to smile or laugh, helped me form the human being I have become. I have lived in many parts of the US, and with each move I have learned more about what makes us all so different but yet so very similar. I am the type of person who prefers to catch more flies with honey than vinegar and I tend to lead more from encouragement rather than the opposite.
I have two bachelor degrees and have visited nearly every state in the Union, lived in 6 of them. I call Ventura County my home, having moved here in 1980.
Hobbies: music, photography, architecture, history