Degrees and Certifications:
BS Industrial Technology, Northern Michigan Uni. MBA, Webster University, St. Louis, MO MS, Air War College, Montgomery, AL
I was born and raised on the southern shore of Lake Superior in northern Michigan. I started my professional career as a high school teacher and coach. Following a short teaching career, I took a position as a design engineer in the paper industry in Green Bay, WI. 18 months later I was commissioned an officer in the US Air Force and spent 28.5 years on active duty flying KC-135 (air refueling) aircraft. I worked on the Air Mobility Command Inspector General's Staff, on the US Air Force Air Staff (Pentagon), and the staff of the Commander of USSTRATCOM. In my free time I pitched AAA fastpitch softball all across the country and am a recent inductee into the Washington State Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame.