I suppose it was inevitable that I finally became a writer. Growing up, I was surrounded by the constant tap tap tap ding of my grandmother's manual typewriter as she constantly worked on a myriad of writing projects.
I grew up just south of Modesto, California, and graduated from Ceres High School. During my days of study at Modesto Junior College I developed an interest in psychology when I began working in a locked mental facility. In 1988 I began my 20 year career with the Army Reserves where I served as an Armorer, Drill Sergeant, and Combat Medic Instructor.
After earning my AA from Modesto Junior College, I went on to study at Sonoma State University where I earned my BA in Psychology with distinction, and did Post-Graduate studies in Neurobiology. During my post graduate days I worked at the San Francisco VA Medical Center at Ft Miley where I worked in a schizophrenia research lab.
Following my graduate work, I went on to work in the medical field as an Obstetrics Technician at a local hospital.
Today I make my home just outside of Modesto, California with my two sons, daughter two dogs and cat. I still try to find time to serve as a docent at Columbia State Historic Park in the Sierra foothills east of Modesto.
I find inspiration everywhere, especially in the lesser known chapters of historical events. I feel compelled to bring these interesting, hidden historical gems back to life. Our greatest lessons in life and as a society come from the successes and failures of those who came before us.
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