Tell us a little about yourself and family- Hobbies, interests, where
you grew up, occupation, etc.
I grew up on a small farm in Minnesota. I joined the US Marines Corps after high school and served twelve years. After the Marines I earned an electronics degree and have been working for Nikon Precision at Intel for 19+ years. During my first year in the Marines I married my high school sweetheart and have been married 35 years. Mary and I have a son, daughter, and three grandkids with another on the way. I like to hike, ride bicycles, camp, play with grandkids, and do whatever my wife tells me. (happy wife, happy life)