I was born and raised in California where I attended public schools. I served briefly
in the US Army and worked as an electronics technician. I studied engineering, mathematics
and physics at UCLA and then did graduate work at UC Berkeley. I worked 14 years at
Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto before deciding I wanted to travel. I learned German
and spent over a year traveling around German speaking parts of Europe. When I returned
to the US, I settled in Pasco Washington. Eventually I tired of being retired
and began taking classes in biology and Spanish at Columbia Basin College. Soon I was tutoring mathematics and other sciences. Since 2019 I have been teaching classes in mathematics.