I was born and raised in a very small town in North Central Iowa. As a young boy, I worked in my father’s welding and machine shop and learned the welding trade.
I moved to Colorado Springs in 1965 and worked in the welding trade.
In 1968 I joined the Colorado Springs Fire Department and made it my career. I retired in 1994 as a Battalion Captain.
My Wife and I constructed our own home in Cimarron Hills in 1976 and raised our daughter and son here. They are both now married and still live here in Cimarron Hills and have provided us with 5 granddaughters.