Have been a lifelong resident of Eastern Washington. Born in Spokane as the middle of a family of 10 kids. Spent most of my life in Leavenworth where I recently retired from the US Forest Service after serving in positions of GIS Analyst (computer mapping), reforestation, Wilderness Ranger, planning team writer/editor, and fire fighting. My hobbies include plastic model airplanes, writing, reading, hiking, and e-bike riding. Married with no children but with dozens of awesome nephews and nieces.