Adopted at birth, I grew up in a very small, rural town in central Illinois where the land is very flat. Think: miles and miles of corn and bean fields as far as the eye can see.
I very much wanted to know how things worked, so I was always asking “why” and taking things apart. Eventually my parents ran out of answers, so they bought me a very large encyclopedia set. At just 4 years of age, I dismantled and removed all the doorknobs and deadbolts on every door in the house and went out to play, effectively locking my mom in the house.
After having visited over 38 of the U.S. states, thanks to a colorful career in Track & Field, I decided California was where I wanted to build my life. I packed up 200 pounds of my essentials, and by bus, plane, and a few other means of transportation: I settled in beautiful California.
I’m not just California dreaming: I am California DOING. I have Vision, Purpose, Goals and Will. God is my Partner, and it is Wonderful.
Enter career…”I was in the middle of making a burrito one afternoon when I received a call to phone interview with 2 nice individuals at a little company called Hewlett Packard.” I accepted.