Although I was born in Oklahoma, I’ve lived in California most of my life; Long Beach, Folsom, Terra Bella, Fresno and eventually San Luis obispo in 1999. I am the oldest of five children. My father was a mechanical engineer, my mother a nurse. I earned degrees in mathematics and Industrial Technology. I graduated from college in 1982 and started working full-time in architecture. Ten years later I became a partner in a wonderful mid-size firm in Fresno and shared twelve very productive years. In 1999 I left the partnership and moved to San Luis Obispo. In 2000 I started my journey as a sole practitioner. In September of 2021, I closed my office. I married Lori Phillips forty years ago and we are still together. Lori’s a big part of my success and peace of mind. We have two daughters: both live and work in San Luis Obispo. I enjoy family, friends, the garden, home improvement projects, hikes, music, and all forms of science. I’m looking forward to learning about each of you.