Born and raised in Colorado. 1952 graduate of West Denver High School. Then two years of Civil Engineering at University of Denver. Then three years of U.S. Army. Then ten years as Civil Engineering Tech. with the Bureau of Reclamation. Then ten years as a Radar Air Traffic Controller with the F.A.A. Then, finally, two college degrees (B.S. in Business Administration and B.S. in Accounting). Then three different Accounting Firms. Then four years as a sales and use tax auditor for the Nebraska Dept. of Rev. Then 10 years for the City of Mesa, AZ as a budget analyst before retiring. And somewhere along the way two wives and three children.