I grew up in Wyoming in a small town called Fort Bridger. As a kid I loved to hunt for fossils since the entire valley resides on a prehistoric lake bed. We played in the woods back then, since the Atari games didn’t hold our attention for too long.
In fourth grade I wanted to be a paleontologist due to my love of fossils and dinosaurs. I also toyed with the idea of becoming an archaeologist in fifth grade.
By the time I reached middle school and I was able to learn how to program on my Commodore computer, I decided I wanted to be a computer engineer.
I went into the Marine Corps and was stationed in Guantanamo Bay for three years of the four that I was in, with the first year dedicated to training for my Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). It was then that I learned Spanish at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.
After the Marines I started school at the University of Washington where I studied Computing and Software Systems, and obtained a job as a network specialist at the college as a student worker. I’ve been doing computer networking now as a career for the last two and a half decades. I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of Washington and later completed a Postgraduate Program in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at University of Texas Austin.
I live in the Seattle area now with my wife and five kids, and love to hike and enjoy all of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. I also enjoy reading fantasy and science fiction. Over the last several years I’ve had several book ideas pop into my head, and I started writing them in earnest. The characters are always doing something in my head now, and I love to share my stories with people.
I’m a member of the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association (PNWA) and participate in many online classes to improve my writing craft.