I’m a native West Virginian born south of Pittsburgh. I’m a Vietnam veteran serving two tours. I attended West Virginia University, University of Arizona, University of California at Berkley, and Florida State University. I have a BS, BA, MA and Ph.D. I am a retired Federal manager. I have been involved in sports all my life ranging from sky diving, hot air ballooning to triathlons. I was a USAT Official for several years reaching Category 1 official. I have worked as an official over 150 races and current a board member of USAT Florida region. I served as the race director liaison for the Board.