My father was Security Police in the US Navy and had been stationed in the Azores. Nearing his discharge, he was transferred to the naval base in Bangor, Maine and I was born practically the day he and my mother arrived. I was born at the hospital on the US Air-Force base there (which now is a county hospital).
As a child, we moved a lot and so I grew up in Norfolk, VA; Kalamazoo, MI; Lansing, MI; Morton, IL; and finally Flushing, MI where I live today.
I attended Junior High School and Senior High School in Flushing. My father by example instilled a great work ethic upon me and I started working as soon as I had a driverís license at age 16 when I took a Co-op job through my high school at Harry's Camera Shop. I had been a photography student since 4th grade and had my own darkroom in a converted closet below the basement steps at my home and photography student for 4 years in the high school art department. It seems I was in love with technology even back then.
I bought my 1st computer in 1984 and spent hours on it learning how to use it.
I have been using Microsoft Word since 1989 and the Office suite of software since it 1st came on the market.
I have also designed about 50 websites over the years for clients and myself.