Born in Illinois and moved to the Verde Valley with my family in 1969. Attended Mingus Union High School in Jerome and Enlisted in the Marines in January, 1972. Received a Commission in 1979 and served until 1992 when I retired from the Marines. I returned to the Verde Valley in 2008 with my wife Joni and have performed volunteer service with many charitable organizations within the Verde Valley, the State of Arizona and Nationwide. I am proud to be associated with this venture to honor all Veterans.