I started out as a child. I grew up with a rural background. Both parents wereteachers as a profession and teachers of life. I became an accountant with stints inaudit and accounting specialties in firms and concluded my professional life as a sole tax practioner. Since retiring in 2017 I have been active with a couple nonprfits and working on the building committee for Habitat for Humanity. I am married to Rita and our blended family has two sons and a daughter, four grandchildren and three dogs. I am a member of the Methodist church and active in Masons and Eastern Star.