I'm originally from central Iowa but have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1992. That's when the United States Air Force assigned me to the 41st Electronic Combat Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB as a dedicated crew chief on specially modified EC-130H. That type of aircraft jammed communications. Before that, I was with the 667th Special Operations Maintenance Squadron stationed at RAF Woodbridge, England where I was also a crew chief on a specially modified HC-130P/N aircraft. That aircraft refueled helicopters in flight.
After leaving military service I've worked in sales, technology, finance, and real estate. Since 2009 I've been an information systems consultant and I'm working to add freelance copywriting to my list of services.
In my spare time, I explore digital photography using Southern Arizona as my backdrop with a Nikon D5600 and I enjoy tent camping, hiking, and spending time with family.